Kawhi Leonard underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a partial tear in the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
The Los Angeles Clippers had not reported the injury when Leonard missed the Western Conference final. It was the first time that the team reached these instances in history.
The Los Angeles team reported that there is no timetable for Leonard’s return.
Leonard averaged 30.4 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 11 postseason games. He was injured in Game 4 of the second-round series against the Utah Jazz. They’ve been out of the final eight postseason games, including a 4-2 series loss to the Phoenix Suns in the West final.
The Clippers only reported that Leonard had a sprained ankle. They did not give more details and the player ended up missing the rest of the playoffs, although it was reported that his condition would be reviewed daily.
Leonard has a player option to renew his contract for the 2021-22 season. He averaged 24.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.2 assists in 52 regular season games.