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Clippers star Kawhi Leonard undergoes surgery for ligament injury

Clippers star Kawhi Leonard undergoes surgery for ligament injury

Los Angeles Clippers star forward Kawhi Leonard underwent surgery Tuesday for his ligament injury and will be out indefinitely, the NBA franchise reported.

Leonard, who missed the last Clippers playoff series, suffered a “partial tear of the right anterior cruciate ligament,” the team said in a brief statement.

“There is no timetable for his return,” the text concluded.

A two-ring winner with the San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors, Leonard injured his right knee in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal against the Utah Jazz.

With his figure absent, the Clippers managed to beat the Jazz but fell 4-2 in the West final against the Phoenix Suns.

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In his 30s, and after two seasons in Los Angeles, Leonard has an option to leave the Clippers this offseason and become a free agent. (AFP)

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