One injury can often lead to another. If you’ve been watching Kawhi Leonard dominate throughout the NBA Playoffs, you may have also noticed at times he appears to be limping.
Now we know why.
Via the Athletic:
According to Joe Vardon and Sam Amick of The Athletic, Leonard has been dealing with a left knee injury that is the result of overcompensating for his injured right quad. His quad is apparently feeling good now, but the soreness in his left knee is a lingering effect from dealing with the original injury.
Kawhi nor the team will acknowledge any knee issues.
If it wasn’t for Danny Green spilling the beans, maybe no one would have even noticed.
Listing off team injuries, Danny Green mentioned that Leonard's been dealing with a knee issue. We knew Kawhi's leg was bothering him, but I think this is the first time anybody's mentioned the knee specifically.
— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) May 27, 2019
Leonard scored 34 points in Sunday’s Game 2 loss to the Golden State Warriors, and he is averaging 30.9 points and 9.1 rebounds per game during the postseason.
I guess it can’t be that bad of an injury.
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