SAN ANTONIO – Less than 10 hours after the San Antonio Spurs earned their first victory over the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the NBA playoffs, an injury update for superstar Kawhi Leonard has been provided via his Instagram account family.
On Monday, Leonard’s sister, who runs Kawhi’s official Instagram fan page, initially shared a message to tell fans, “Your negative comments will block you. This page is for true Kawhi Leonard fans!! »
Shortly after posting, his sister responded to some of the comments left by many Spurs fans who called out Kawhi for not being as vocal as they would have liked regarding his injury.
“As his big sister, I speak for him. He has a serious injury that he is focusing on so he can give 100% on the pitch,” Leonard’s sister said. “If (you’re) not 100%, you can’t give 100%.”
Another fan who slammed Leonard in the comments section received a much more in-depth response from Kawhi’s sister.
“He played his heart out (and) didn’t want to leave but because of an injury he had to… Yeah the 1st time he got shut out and played 9 games guess what? He wasn’t 100 per cent at the time and got injured again so why not get a second opinion,” she said. “It’s a serious injury. He’s not rushing the process. His health is the No. 1 priority.
The Instagram post comes just days after a report indicated Kawhi Leonard will miss the rest of the playoffs as he continues to rehabilitate his injured right quadriceps.
According to Yahoo Sports NBA insider Shams Charania, Leonard has been in rehab under the care of his medical team in New York.
The report was released a day after the Spurs lost Game 1 to the Warriors in Oakland, 117-92.
IDEAS AND TIPS FOR THE SAN ANTONIO HISTORY, EMAIL: [email protected]
To read the latest news about Kawhi Leonard, click on the links below.
New reports surface about Kawhi Leonard’s status with Spurs, teammates and trade rumors
Where in the world is Kawhi Leonard?
Kawhi Leonard falls on the final list of the most popular NBA jerseys 2017-18
Report: ‘Vultures circling’ Spurs over possible Kawhi trade in offseason
Spurs manager Popovich says Kawhi’s return depends on Kawhi’s ‘group’
Popovich addresses players’ meeting, says Kawhi’s recovery is ‘just an unfortunate situation’
Copyright 2018 by KSAT – All rights reserved.