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Popovich says Spurs star Leonard suffered tear in shoulder

Kawhi Leonard is set to miss more games in a blow to the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA.

Kawhi Leonard

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was disappointed for Kawhi Leonard, who is set to be sidelined again due to a partial tear in his left shoulder.

Leonard missed the Spurs' first 27 games of the season because of right quadriceps tendinopathy.

He will miss a few more after suffering a partial tear in his left shoulder during Friday's 103-89 win over the Phoenix Suns. 

"It’s too bad. He was starting to get back into form a little bit after playing a couple of games," Popovich told reporters on Sunday. 

Leonard has played in eight games this season, averaging 15.9 points and 4.3 rebounds per game for the 27-13 Spurs.

While Leonard is without a timetable for a return, the team do not think the shoulder injury is serious. 

Despite Leonard's injuries, the Spurs own the fifth-best record in the NBA as they embark on a road trip, beginning with Sunday's matchup with the Blazers. 

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