The latest injury status of Kawhi Leonard (Updated: Apr. 25)

Kawhi Leonard of the Los Angeles Clippers is optimistic about his injury, but his medical team is not.

Updates on Kawhi Leonard’ injury status


Injury: Knee

Injury status: Expected to be out until at least Apr. 27

Updated (Apr. 25): 

Leonard (knee) has been ruled out of Tuesday’s Game 5 against Phoenix, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

This isn’t surprising given Leonard’s absence from practice on Monday, and with the Clippers trailing the series 1-3, it’s conceivable we’ve seen the last of the star forward this season. In his absence, Norman Powell, Eric Gordon, and Nicolas Batum will continue to fill in.

Updated (Apr. 20): 

Kawhi Leonard will play against the Suns on Thursday.

Leonard closed Game 2 with 31 points (11-20 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 6-7 FT), eight rebounds, seven assists and three steals over 39 minutes.

Despite being frequently double-teamed by the Suns, Leonard improved on his stellar performance in Game 1. Although Russell Westbrook’s improved play has provided the Clippers with another reliable scoring option, Paul George’s (knee) absence continues to limit the team’s ability to advance.

Updated (Apr. 18): 

Against the Suns on Tuesday, Kawhi Leonard will get some court time.

Updated (Apr. 16): 

Kawhi Leonard will play against the Suns on Sunday.

Updated (Apr. 09): 

Coach Tyronn Lue stated that no Clippers players will be rested against the Suns on Sunday, implying that Leonard will play both ends of the Saturday-Sunday back-to-back, according to Joey Linn of

UPDATE (Apr. 08):

Kawhi Leonard will play against the Blazers on Saturday.

UPDATE (Apr. 01):

Ian Murray of The Athletic reports that Kawhi Leonard has been given the all-clear to play this Saturday against the Pelicans.

The Clippers decided to sit Leonard at halftime on Friday because they wanted to keep him fresh for the second game of the back-to-back. Leonard is expected to have a regular workload against the Pelicans.

UPDATE (Mar. 31):

According to Andrew Greif of the Los Angeles Times, Leonard’s status for Friday’s game against the Grizzlies due to a personal matter is in question.

Leonard missed Wednesday’s game against the Grizzlies due to personal reasons, and his status for Friday appears to be similarly uncertain.

UPDATE (Mar. 29):

Kawhi Leonard (face) is active for Wednesday’s game against the Grizzlies.

UPDATE (Mar. 25):

On Thursday, the Los Angeles Clippers won 127-15 over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Kahwi Leonard scored 32 points, grabbed six boards, and dished out six assists on the night. He made 13 of 15 attempts.

Without Paul George (knee), Leonard was asked to take on a larger offensive role than usual, and the veteran forward delivered with one of his best performances ever.

UPDATE (Mar. 23):

Kawhi Leonard had 21 points (7-16 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 5-7 FT), six rebounds, five assists, and two steals in 38 minutes of action, leading the team.

Leonard hasn’t had any limitations on his playing time in weeks; in fact, he’s played at least 35 minutes in each of his last six appearances (with the exception of resting for one leg of back-to-back sets).

Because Paul George (knee) was carted off the court in the final moments of Tuesday’s game and appears destined to miss time, Kawhi Leonard will likely continue to see a significant increase in his playing time and offensive responsibilities.