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The long anticipated return of Kawhi Leonard has been short lived. Just two games into the season the two-time NBA champion has been sidelined with a knee issues.

According to sports analyst Chris Broussard, some people in the NBA fear that Leonard’s knee problem might be even more serious than tendinitis.

“I’ve talked to some people around the league. A week ago, the Clippers feared Kawhi had tendinitis. Now, there’s a fear that it’s worse,” Broussard said on First Things First.

“Now I don’t know what that means. Has he re-injured, I don’t want to say re-injured, but is it just not fully healed. This is an 8 to 12-month injury – torn ACL – for most players. It’s been 15 months since his injury.

“I don’t know if it’s physical as if there’s still a problem with the knee or if it’s mental — Kawhi has for the most part of his career not wanted to play unless he’s a 110% other than that contract year in Toronto when he won the Finals and got big contract.”