Kawhi Leonard suffers meniscal rupture
Leonard suffered a ruptured meniscus.
‘The Athletic’ㅋㅋㅋ벳 reported on the 26th (Korean time) that Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard has been diagnosed with a torn meniscus in his right knee.
Leonard has been called one of the league’s top forwards since the mid-2010s. He won two Finals MVPs and earned a reputation as the best offensive and defensive player.
But it has a fatal flaw. In the 2017 playoffs, he stepped on Zaza Pachulia’s foot and fell, injuring himself, and then his frequency on the court increased significantly.
Despite thorough road management, Leonard continues to have problems with his body. After moving to the Clippers, he played in only 161 regular season games in four seasons.
Amid injuries to key players, including Leonard, the Clippers finished this season in vain. He lost to Phoenix in Game 5 of the first round held on the 26th and exited the playoff stage.
Leonard showed off his presence by pouring an average of 34.5 points in the first and second games. However, I had pain in my knee from the first game, and in the end, I couldn’t play in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th games.
Initially known as a sprained knee, Leonard’s injury was more serious than he thought. Leonard, who suffered a ruptured meniscus, is expected to spend a long time in rehab. Considering his injury history, whether he will play early next season is also a concern.