Kawhi Leonard Ruled Out of Warriors Game

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)

The Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard will not feature in the team’s upcoming game against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, the team confirmed.

Leonard sprained his right ankle during the Clippers’ 114-121 win over the Utah Jazz on Monday night, He landed awkwardly after attempting to block a shot during the fourth quarter of the game.

According to Leonard, the injury is not of a severe nature. “Just rolled my ankle, But I should be fine,” he stated following Monday’s game.

This injury comes shortly after Leonard returned to action following a long-term knee injury. The win over Utah was Leonard’s third game since returning from a 12-week absence.

Leonard first started experiencing stiffness in his surgically repaired right knee on October 25. Before that, he appeared in two of the Clippers’ first three games of the season. Leonard was sidelined for the entirety of last season, after tearing his ACL during the Clippers’ second-round playoff series against Utah on June 14, 2021.

In addition to Leonard, Paul George will also miss the Warriors’ clash as he continues to recuperate from a right hamstring tendon strain.