San Antonio, TX, United States (4E Sports) – The San Antonio Spurs will miss Kawhi Leonard three to four weeks after he suffered a non-displaced fracture in his right hand.
The Spurs said Leonard, who underwent a CAT scan Thursday, suffered the injury during the first half of the Spurs’ loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder Wednesday. He was averaging 11.6 points and 6.1 rebounds for the Spurs.
Spurs teammate Danny Green has a similar injury and is also expected to miss a month.
“It’s tough, we’re dropping like flies right now,” Spurs center Tim Duncan said. “Losing Kawhi was huge, especially in a game like tonight.”
Leonard’s injury is the latest in the rash of injuries the Spurs suffered in the past month, joining starting center Tiago Splitter and former starter Green on the injured list.
Tony Parker still has a bruised shin that limits his mobility while long-range shooting forward Matt Bonner has to wear a mask after breaking his nose Friday against the Portland Trail Blazers.
“Losing Leonard is a big loss for us,” Parker said. “We are already down Tiago and Danny, but everyone goes through injuries and we have to deal with it. Other guys are going to have to step up, but we just have to keep playing.”