San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard returned to New York this week to continue his rehabilitation from right quadriceps tendinopathy and there is still no timetable set for his return to game-action, according to a report from ESPN.
Leonard has only appeared in nine games this season, as he experienced a setback in his quadriceps. The two-time Defensive Player of the Year has been cleared by team doctors to play, but is waiting to be cleared by his own doctors before returning.
Spurs veterans Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili reportedly led a players-only meeting two weeks ago in which players asked Leonard whether he planned to return this season.
Leonard was reportedly caught off guard by the meeting.
Entering Saturday (3/31), the Spurs have six games remaining in the season. Optimism has waned that Leonard will play again this year within San Antonio, per ESPN’s report.
Ginobili has already told the media that the team is operating under the mindset that Leonard won’t return.