Kawhi Leonard suffered a proper knee sprain in Sport 1 of the Los Angeles Clippers’ opening spherical matchup towards the Phoenix Suns. After taking part in via the ache in Sport 2, the Clippers dominated Leonard out for Sport 3 whereas refusing to say if or when he’d be capable to get again on the ground.
On Friday evening, we discovered of Leonard’s standing for the following recreation within the sequence. With the Clippers dealing with a 2-1 deficit, the workforce introduced that Leonard will be unable to play in Sport 4, the place he’ll be part of fellow All-Star wing Paul George in watching the festivities from the sideline — George suffered a knee sprain again in March, and whereas he has been rehabilitating the damage, it was reported earlier than the beginning of the sequence that it was unlikely he’d be wholesome sufficient to play within the first spherical.
Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard (knee) won’t play in Sport 4 on Saturday versus the Phoenix Suns.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) April 22, 2023
There continues to be no phrase on whether or not Leonard will be capable to return later within the sequence. After Sport 4 on Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, the sequence will return to Phoenix for Sport 5 on Tuesday. Ought to the Suns decide up a win on Saturday, that recreation on the Footprint Middle may, probably, be the final time the Clippers take the ground this season.