The San Antonio Spurs have been without their superstar, Kawhi Leonard, all season long. And it appears that’s going to continue for a while longer. Perhaps the worst part, however, is that head coach Gregg Popovich has never seen anything like it.
When asked whether or not he had seen this type of injury before, Popovich would reply “Never, never.” But he wouldn’t stop there.
“What’s really strange is that [point guard] Tony [Parker] has the same injury, but even worse. They had to go operate on his quad tendon and put it back together or whatever they did to it. So to have two guys, that’s pretty incredible. I had never seen it before those guys.”
Incredible is certainly one way to describe it. Spurs fans, on the other hand, may have other thoughts. In the meantime, San Antonio is 11-7 on the young season—three games behind the Houston Rockets. They are even 7-3 over their last 10.
But while things look just fine at the moment, having Kawhi back will undoubtedly make a world of difference.
San Antonio takes on the Charlotte Hornets Saturday night.