Kawhi Leonard ahead of schedule, could be back this season

Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard leads schedule in his rehabilitation from a torn right ACL and a go back to action this season is within reach, league sources informed Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes as he communicated on TNT Thursday night.
Source: Chris Haynes @ Yahoo! Sports

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Marcus Morris Sr. stated he would inform Kawhi to “take his time” with his knee injury healing. However he smiled behind his mask. “And we all know Kawhi is going to take his time. … When he’s ready to play, he’ll play. We’ll hold it down until he gets here.” – 1:01 AM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
On Kawhi rehabbing, Marcus Morris Sr. states he would inform Kawhi to take his time which Kawhi will take his time and whenever he returns, they will be delighted however will attempt to hold it down till then. – 1:01 AM

Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Marcus Morris Sr. on Kawhi’s healing: “When he’s ready, he’ll play … we’ll hold it down till he gets here.” – 1:00 AM

Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Ty Lue stated he couldn’t talk to Kawhi Leonard’s rehabilitation development, per @Chris Haynes sideline report tonight, however asked if there was still optimism that Kawhi might return, Lue stated “there’s optimism but I still don’t really know. I’d like to have a lot of guys back right now.” – 12:33 AM

Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
“Nothing I can speak to,” Ty Lue on the report that Kawhi’s ahead of schedule in his healing. – 12:32 AM

Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Sources: My @NBAonTNT report on Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard now ahead of schedule in rehabilitation from a torn ACL with a likelihood of a return this season. pic.twitter.com/geyUX5Rgkv10:51 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Clippers’ offense beyond Morris is ROUGH today. They require Paul George (and Kawhi, certainly) back in the worst sort of method. Suns up 15-2 to begin the 2Q – 10:36 PM

Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
On TNT, Chris Haynes reports: “Kawhi Leonard is actually ahead of schedule in his rehab and that a return is a strong possibility.” – 10:14 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
In the period of one week, the Raptors have faced/will deal with the Clippers, Knicks, Spurs, Bucks and Jazz without Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Julius Randle, Dejounte Murray, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell, Mike Conley and Bojan Bogdanovic. – 5:53 PM

More on this story

Leonard has actually amped up his work in current weeks and is looking more powerful and more powerful, sources stated. -by means of Yahoo! Sports / January 7, 2022

Law Murray: Tyronn Lue reacting to report that Kawhi Leonard leads schedule in healing from offseason knee surgical treatment pic.twitter.com/UDfa2VTRrP -by means of Twitter @LawMurrayTheNU / January 7, 2022

Andrew Greif: Kawhi Leonard getting up some chance ats shootaround. pic.twitter.com/TUPhTC00Q6 -by means of Twitter @AndrewGreif / December 15, 2021

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.