Spurs’ Leonard has partial tear in shoulder

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich revealed to reporters Sunday that star forward Kawhi Leonard has a partial tear in his left shoulder.

Leonard suffered what the Spurs are calling a left shoulder strain in Friday night’s win over the Phoenix Suns. There is currently no timetable for his return.

“It’s too bad,” Popovich said. “He was starting to get back into form a little bit after playing a couple of games. [But he’s got a partial tear] of a little muscle in his left shoulder.”

Leonard missed the first 27 games of the season while rehabbing from right quadriceps tendinopathy.

In the eight games he has played since returning, Leonard has averaged 15.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.0 blocks while shooting 45.6 percent from the field.