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NBA Rumors: Kawhi Leonard to miss month with broken hand

Jan 12, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) celebrates a score with San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (right) during the second half against the Minnesota Timberwolves at AT&T Arena – Property USA Today Sports

The San Antonio Spurs just can’t seem to catch a break – no pun intended.

Despite having one of the best records in the NBA, the Spurs have dealt with a handful of injuries this season and now will be without defensive stopper Kawhi Leonard who will miss 3-4 weeks after breaking his hand on Wednesday night.

Re-exam of Kawhi Leonard’s fractured 4th metacarpal (rt. hand) confirms simple fracture; in splint and out 3-4 weeks

Thankfully – if there is any good news – it’s that the break was clean and it’s something that should repair itself without much incident and no surgery will be needed. Unfortunitly, both Danny Green and Tiago Splitter already sidelined, the Spurs are going to be relatively thin moving forward.

It’s not expected the Spurs will use any one player to replace Leonard in the lineup so a mixture of players from the batch of Boris Diaw, Cory Joseph, Patty Mills and Marco Belinelli will mix and match as needed.

Leonard will be re-evaluated in a few weeks.

Topics: Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs

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