The San Antonio Spurs have managed to stay afloat in the absence of Kawhi Leonard and the team’s performance has been both admirable and impressive at the outset of the 2017-2018 season. Still, it would be difficult to predict the Spurs being a top-four team in the Western Conference without the team’s superstar and, as a result, anticipation for Leonard’s quadriceps injury has been palpable in recent days.

On Monday evening, Leonard broke something of an anticipated silence in addressing the media and, while he was not overly flowing with optimism, his comments revealed that an on-court appearance could be coming “soon.”