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Sport Kawhi Leonard injury update: Gregg Popovich says Spurs star suffered tear in shoulder

04:21  08 january  2018
04:21  08 january  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Kawhi leonard injury update : gregg popovich says spurs star suffered tear in shoulder . January 7, 2018 8:38pm EST January 7, 2018 8:38pm EST NBA, San

Kawhi Leonard suffered a partial tear in his left shoulder during Friday's 103-89 win over Phoenix.

Kawhi Leonard missed the Spurs' first 27 games of the season because of right quadriceps tendinopathy. He'll miss a few more after suffering a partial tear in his left shoulder during Friday's 103-89 win over Suns.

Kawhi Leonard talking on a cell phone © (Getty Images) Kawhi Leonard

"It’s too bad. He was starting to get back into form a little bit after playing a couple of games," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich told reporters Sunday.

Leonard has played in eight games this season, averaging 15.9 points and 4.3 rebounds per game for the 27-13 Spurs. While Leonard is without a timetable for a return, the team doesn't think the shoulder injury is serious.

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Kawhi Leonard suffered a partial tear in his left shoulder during Friday's 103-89 win over Phoenix. He was starting to get back into form a little bit after playing a couple of games," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich told reporters Sunday.

Kawhi Leonard suffered a partial tear in his left shoulder during Friday's 103-89 win over Phoenix.

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