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Report: Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard may return in 2021-22

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to Yahoo! Sports, Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard could return to the team this season. He has been sidelined for the entire season thus far.

Leonard suffered a right-torn ACL in the 2021 playoffs. Reporter Chris Haynes claims that Leonard is ahead of schedule.

Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard attempts a shot against the Utah Jazz in Game 2 of the 2021 Western Conference semifinals
Kawhi Leonard attempts a shot against the Utah Jazz in Game 2 of the 2021 Western Conference semifinals (Photo by the Los Angeles Clippers & Getty Images)

He had an operation on his right knee six months ago. Haynes is reporting that Leonard began to ramp up his workload in recent weeks in anticipation that he will return in the future.

While Haynes is reporting that Leonard may return this season, he did not give an exact date when he believes that Leonard may return.

The 30-year-old played in 52 games for the Clippers last season. He averaged 24.8 points per game.

He got injured in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Utah Jazz. He was injured on a play when he was fouled by Joe Ingles.

Leonard had 31 points in the 118-104 Clippers win over the Jazz on June 14th. However, after reviewing his injury, the team held him out the rest of the playoffs even when they did not report the severity of his injury.

Leonard missed his teammates advancing to their first Western Conference Finals in team history. He had surgery to repair the torn ACL on July 13th.

Without Leonard this season, the Clippers are 19-20. They are presently the 8th-best team in the Western Conference.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso IIIhttps://thecapitalsportsreport.com
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 11 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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