Kawhi Leonard ‘Ready to Go’ After Missing 15 Games

by January 16, 2015

San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard is listed as probable for Friday night’s tilt against the visiting Portland Trail Blazers, but he says that he’s ready to play.

Leonard has missed the last fifteen games due to an injured right hand.

The reigning NBA Finals MVP is San Antonio’s leading scorer at 15.2 points a night, while also grabbing 7.6 rebounds.

Per the AP:

Kawhi Leonard says he is “ready to go” for the Spurs on Friday night against the Trail Blazers after missing 15 games because of an injured right hand.


Leonard initially injured his right hand Dec. 9 against Utah, tearing a ligament while trying to brace his fall on a failed dunk attempt against the Jazz. He returned after sitting out two games, but damaged the ligament more against Portland on Dec. 15 in his second game back when a defender slapped his right hand.


“It feels good,” Leonard said. “It’s back to almost 100 percent. It’s good. No pain.”