Spurs' Gregg Popovich says Kawhi Leonard is dealing with a partial tear in shoulder
The Spurs were easing Leonard back into action after he missed the first 27 games of the season
It now appears that Leonard will miss even more time, as Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said that his All-Star forward has a tear in his shoulder.
Leonard had already been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers. According to ESPN's Michael C. Wright, the Spurs aren't too concerned about the injury and they hope Leonard will be able to play on Thursday against the Lakers.
Leonard has played in only eight games this season, having missed the first 27 while recovering from a quad injury. While the team may be saying that they're not worried about the injury, the Spurs are one of the more cautious franchises in the league when it comes to maintaining their players' health.
Because of that, we can expect San Antonio to keep Leonard off the court until they're certain he can't do any further damage.
CBS Sports HQ Daily Newsletter
Get the best highlights and stories - yeah, just the good stuff handpicked by our team to start your day.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
Seven of the players ranked in our top nine play in the stacked Western Conference
Minnesota reportedly turned down all trade offers, telling inquiring teams that it plans to...
In the past year, the Suns have traded away Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight
Luke Walton says L.A. will play it safe with Ball, who underwent a knee procedure in July
Johnson and Rob Pelinka spoke to the media at a press conference on Thursday afternoon
DeRozan reunited with his old Toronto teammate on the big man's cooking show