December 4, 2023

Spurs hold out Kawhi Leonard against Portland due to left shoulder strain

Tony Parker (RFIM) is also out and Danny Green (groin) is doubtful.

Early Saturday evening, the San Antonio Spurs issued their injury report for the Spurs – Trail Blazers game and listed Kawhi Leonard as out, but not for the reason we have become used to seeing – return from injury management. Kawhi apparently has a left shoulder strain.

No word yet as to the severity or cause of the injury. Without going through the game with a fine tooth comb, Leonard did have several spectacular plays in which he extended himself or was physical down low.

Hopefully this is just a precaution or a “reason” to keep him out on the first of a back-to-back, one televised nationally on NBATV. Considering the ambiguity recent rule change regarding “resting” players, maybe Gregg Popovich is in full CIA Pop mode. Here’s to hoping The Klaw is okay.

Tony Parker (out, RFIM) Danny Green (doubtful, groin) and Rudy Gay (out, unpronounceable heel thingy) will also be sitting out Sunday’s contest.

Source: Pounding The Rock


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