UPDATE (5/22/17): San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich confirmed that Kawhi Leonard will miss game 4 of their series against the Golden State Warriors due to his ankle injury.
Kawhi Leonard (ankle) will miss his third consecutive game tonight when Spurs host Warriors for Game 4 of WCF.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) May 22, 2017
UPDATE (5/20/17): Kawhi Leonard will miss Game 3 against Golden State due to his ankle injury, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich announced Saturday morning.
Coach Pop & Danny talk Game 3: pic.twitter.com/ckYvQ6IZh8
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) May 20, 2017
The following is the original story:
The San Antonio Spurs were not only handed a devastating loss in game one against the Golden State Warriors, they also blew a 25 point lead and lost their star player to an injury. One hell of a bloody Sunday for the Spurs.
MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard was leading the charge for San Antonio’s push towards a dominant game. It was the largest lead Golden State faced all postseason and the longest time the Warriors have trailed all postseason. But in the blink of an eye, it all went downhill. Kawhi Leonard twice came down awkwardly on someone’s foot, once along the Spurs bench and once on Zaza Pachulia’s foot. The second time resulted in Kawhi leaving the game for good and now it appears he will miss game two on Tuesday.
Coach Pop said Kawhi will miss game 2 with his ankle injury, according to Michael C. Wright of ESPN.
Pop said Kawhi isnt playing Game 2.
— Michael C. Wright (@mikecwright) May 15, 2017
Luckily for the Spurs, the gap between game 1 and game 3 is about five days, with game 2 on Tuesday. Kawhi will be given about a week to rest and hopefully, his injury isn’t that serious to keep him out for the entire series.