NBA: Leonard’s rehab going slower than Parker’s, coach Popovich says

first_imgSan Antonio Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge (12) and Tony Parker, of France, congratulate Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) after his go-ahead 3-point basket with less than 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Monday, March 6, 2017, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 112-110.  AP/Darren AbateThe San Antonio Spurs have managed a strong start to the 2017-2018 NBA season so far, notching a 6-4 record despite the absence of cornerstones Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker due to injuries.Parker appeared to have suffered the more serious setback, rupturing his quadriceps tendon during the playoffs last season, while Leonard is currently nursing a badly sprained ankle from the post-season as well.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Folayang banking on experience against Nguyen: ‘I have been fighting for a long time’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles01:15DOH wants a drug rehab center in every region01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games However, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich revealed that the speedy point guard is most likely to return to the hardwood earlier than the lanky superstar.“He’s just coming along more slowly, for whatever reason,” the three-time NBA Coach of the Year described Leonard’s rehab process to San Antonio Express-News’ Tom Orsborn.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s just been more difficult for him to get through the rehab routine. His body hasn’t reacted the same way.”“Pop” also asked fans to be a tad more patient, as both players are striving to get back on the court and are on the right track back to being fully healthy. Read Next “Tony is at the point where he has been going five-on-five and that sort of thing. He’s not totally confident. It will be a few more weeks,” he said.  “But he’s definitely going in the right direction, and so is Kawhi. It’s just been taking a little bit longer,” he said.  Khristian Ibarrola /ra John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img

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