Kawhi Leonard “Looking Pretty Good” in Injury Recovery

Kawhi Leonard at New York Fashion Week in 2016
Kawhi Leonard at New York Fashion Week in 2016. Photo by Madison/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (5896416w)

Los Angeles Clippers coach Ty Lue is confident that Kawhi Leonard is making good progress in his recovery from injury. The player participated in a 5-on-5 workout with the team since being sidelined after experiencing stiffness in his right knee a month ago.

“The first time he was able to get on the floor and play 5-on-5 and he looked pretty good,” Lue commented. “Still have a ways to go, but that was the first sign of positivity of him getting on the floor, playing 5-on-5.”

Leonard began experiencing discomfort in his surgically replaced right knee during a morning shootaround in Oklahoma City on October 25. The player underwent surgery after tearing his right ACL in Game 4 of the second round against the Utah Jazz on June 14, 2021; an injury that ruled him out for the entirety of last season.

According to Lue, there is currently no set timeframe for Leonard’s return to the court. While he has made significant strides in his rehabilitation. Leonard will not be included in the Clippers’ home game against the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday.