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 read more

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first_imgSINCE we launched our special one off shirt to raise awareness of Autism – and help St Helens Autism Support – fans from all over the Rugby League world have been sharing the news on social media.We couldn’t be more proud of the rugby league community in highlighting this important condition and spreading the word – and we thank you as all.We’ve also had support from across all different kinds of sport such as Boxing, Football, Cricket, the NRL and Rugby Union as well as stars from TV, Film and Music.Footballer and pundit Joey Barton said it was an “interesting shirt for a good cause” whilst comedian Johnny Vegas said “good on you Saints” for highlighting Autism.Other tweets came from cricketing legend Sir Ian Botham, NRL’s Cameron Smith, cross-code star Gareth Thomas MBE, boxers Anthony Crolla, Martin Murray and Paul Smith JNR and Ireland RU’s Ronan O’Gara.McFly’s Harry Judd also highlighted the kit on his Twitter page, as did St Helens Actor Michael Parr, singer Kiera Weathers, The Beautiful South’s Jacqui Abbott and MP Andy Burnham.Saints’ players backed the launch too as did Beau Ryan, Sia Soliola, ex-player Apollo Perelini, commentator Andrew Voss, Penrith CEO Gus Gould and Mark Geyer.And naturally, the Steve Prescott Foundation also lent their support.Other supporters included several Super League clubs and ex-players including Tommy Martyn, Paul Sculthorpe MBE and Paul Wellens, Rugby Union’s Mark Cueto, Mike Tindall, Ugo Monye and Tom Evans and TV personalities Gethin Jones and Rav Wilding.Once again, we thank everyone who has backed the shirt and there’s no doubt it is raising Autism awareness.We estimate that well in excess of five million people and followers have had access to the information.The special edition kit will be worn in Newcastle at the Magic Weekend when we take on Huddersfield Giants on May 22.We have had an excellent response to it – if you’re planning to order you need to do so by April 14.A donation from every shirt sold will go to local support group St Helens Autism Support.You can buy at the Saints Superstore, via 01744 455 050 or online.last_img read more