Kawhi Leonard: Los Angeles Clippers forward undergoes surgery on a partially torn ACL | NBA News

The Los Angeles Clippers said star forward Kawhi Leonard underwent successful surgery on Tuesday to repair a partially torn ACL in his right knee.

There is no timeline for Leonard’s return, the team said.

Leonard, 30, was injured in Game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Utah Jazz. Los Angeles called it a sprained knee, but reportedly feared the injury would involve his ACL.

He missed the rest of the Clippers’ playoffs, including the entire Western Conference Finals, where they lost to the Phoenix Suns.

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Leonard has a player option for the 2021-22 season.

The Clippers, the No. 4 seed in the West, have missed out on the final for the second straight season since acquiring Leonard and Paul George.

Leonard, the two-time Finals MVP, who won the championships with the San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors, scored 30.4 points and 7.7 rebounds per game in 11 playoff games before his injury.

In 52 regular season appearances, Leonard has averaged 24.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and a career-high 5.2 assists per game.

Leonard has a player option for the 2021-22 season.

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