Kawhi Leonard Out For Rest of Preseason and Possibly Beginning of Season With Eye Infection

An eye infection that spread from Kawhi Leonard’s right eye to his left eye will sideline the swingman for the remainder of the preseason, and possibly even the beginning of the regular season. Yikes. Per the San Antonio Express-News:

The infection in Kawhi Leonard’s right eye has spread to his left, and the Spurs’ small forward is likely to miss the remainder of the team’s preseason games.


Based on the tentative time frame for his recovery, his availability for the Oct. 28 regular-season opener against the Dallas Mavericks also appears to be in question.


“It is going back and forth between the two (eyes),” coach Gregg Popovich said before tipoff of the Spurs’ game against the Miami Heat at the AT&T Center on Saturday. “It’s crazy. Kawhi is still out for 10 more days.”


Leonard, the 23-year-old small forward who was Most Valuable Player of the 2014 NBA Finals, played 29 minutes of the preseason opener in Berlin against European team Alba Berlin.