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Injury Update: Los Angeles Clippers Star Kawhi Leonard Undergoes Surgery



Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard is the star small forward for the Los Angeles Clippers. The two time NBA Champion is a man of few words and prefers not to share much information about him. Leonard was ruled out due to an injury during the 2021 NBA playoffs. Kawhi Leonard finished his Postseason with 30.4  points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game.

Kawhi Leonard Undergoes Surgery To Repair Partially Torn ACL.

The Klaw’s chase for his third ring ended prematurely when he was ruled out after suffering a knee injury in the second-round series against the Utah Jazz. Leonard injured his knee after helping the Clippers level the series 2-2. He played 35 minutes in game 4 and the injury did seem minor at the time. However, it came as a shock to fans that Leonard was not going to return for game 5. The Los Angeles Clippers played without Kawhi Leonard and managed to defeat the Jazz in games 5 and 6, closing out the series.

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For the first time in NBA History, the Los Angeles Clippers made it to the Western Conference Finals. At the time, fans hoped the star would return to help the team. However, it became more clear as games 1 and 2 got done that Kawhi was not returning this season and had officially been ruled out. The Clippers had a tough start against the Suns but they managed to put up two wins in the series. However, Devin Booker and Chris Paul were unstoppable and the Suns eliminated the Clippers from the race to the championship.

The Clippers announced that Kawhi Leonard had suffered from a partially torn right ACL injury and that they are working on helping the All-Star get back to form so he could return in the 2021-2022 season. As of now, there is no set timetable as to when Kawhi Leonard would return to the league. The Clippers start their training camp in late September with the regular season beginning in October.

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