Los Angeles Clippers president Lawrence Frank shared the team’s plan on Kawhi Leonard, who is recovering from a partially torn ACL in his right knee.
Leonard will miss the Clippers’ training camp, as he will not be able to work out with the rest of the team. It’s still unknown if he could return this season.
(via Tomer Azarly of clutchpoints.com):
“Look, it’s a significant injury,” Lawrence Frank said in a preseason press conference Friday. “That’s a significant rehab. He attacks it, he puts everything into it and he’s always looking for different ways he can expedite his recovery, but it’s gonna take time.”
“We don’t even breach that,” Frank continued. “I think at this point, it’s just no one knows when you’re dealing with a recovery from an ACL [injury], the timeframe. Just to save you guys throughout the year, no one knows. You just attack it day by day. He has a very detailed plan with a great group and we’ll just let his body and the doctors tell us when it’s the right time.”
The Clippers are coming off one of the best seasons in the history of the franchise, as the team reached the Western Conference Finals.
During the summer, Leonard committed his future with the Clippers, signing a four-year, $176 million deal. Leonard averaged 24.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 1.6 steals per game for the Clippers last year.