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Los Angeles Clippers SF Kawhi Leonard (knee) underwent surgery to repair a partially torn ACL in his right knee, per Shams Charania.
Leonard missed all of the Western Conference Finals against the Phoenix Suns with a partially torn ACL in his right knee, which he finally addressed via surgery on Tuesday. The perennial All-Star averaged 24.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 5.2 assists per game for the Clippers across 52 games during the 2020-21 regular season.
Kawhi Leonard has been ruled out ahead of game four of the Clippers Western Conference finals series against the Suns.
Leonard will remain sidelined, and there has yet to be any recent reports of him showing any signs of progression.
Kawhi Leonard has been officially ruled out for game two of the Clippers Western Conference finals series against Phoenix on Tuesday.
This was expected after Leonard did not travel with the team to Phoenix.
Kawhi Leonard will not travel with the Los Angeles Clippers to Phoenix.
The Clippers will prepare for game one of the Western Conference finals on Sunday afternoon without Leonard. He has not been officially ruled out for this series, but it does not sound like he is close to returning. There remains no clear timetable.
Kawhi Leonard is believed to have suffered an ACL injury.
Leonard was already expected to miss the rest of the Clippers Western Conference semifinal series against Utah. He could be in danger to miss part of next season as well depending on the severity of the injury.