Kawhi Leonard Injury: Updates on Spurs Guard's Finger and Return

Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistJanuary 22, 2014

USA Today

Updates from Wednesday, Feb. 26

Marc Stein of ESPN has the latest on Leonard's potential return: 

Updates from Tuesday, Feb. 25

Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News has the latest on Kawhi Leonard's status:


Updates from Tuesday, Feb. 18

Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reported Monday that Leonard has been cleared to practice:


Updates for Thursday, Jan. 23

Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News has the latest on Leonard's timetable for recovery:


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The hits keep on coming for the San Antonio Spurs, as Kawhi Leonard fractured his finger on Wednesday, Jan. 22, against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The Spurs announced that Leonard suffered a non-displaced fracture of his fourth metacarpal (ring finger), and there's no idea when he'll be back:

Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Leonard will see a specialist on Thursday:

As Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News pointed out, the Spurs have now lost three starters to injury in January alone, with Leonard joining Tiago Splitter and Danny Green:

For Leonard, the injury puts a damper on what was previously a good day, following his inclusion in USA Basketball's 28-player pool, per ESPN's Marc Stein:

Entering Wednesday, the 22-year-old was fourth on the team in points per game (11.8) and tied for third in rebounding (6.2). It's Leonard's defense that will be irreplaceable, though. He's one of the best perimeter defenders in the league.

If the Spurs don't want to lose any ground in a loaded Western Conference, they'll be hoping the injury isn't too serious.