The San Antonio Spurs have been without superstar swingman Kawhi Leonard for the entire 2017-18 slate as it stands today. However, it does not appear as though the veteran forward will be returning to the team’s starting lineup anytime soon either. According to a Thursday morning report from Michael C. Wright of ESPN, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich can’t recall one of his players ever encountering an injury like Leonard’s. “Never, never,” Popovich said when asked whether he has seen such a condition hampering one of his players, via ESPN. “What’s really strange is that [point guard] Tony [Parker] has the same injury, but even worse. They had to go operate on his quad tendon and put it back together or whatever they did to it. So to have two guys, that’s pretty incredible. I had never seen it before those guys.” Leonard has notably been battling a lingering quad injury while an initial diagnosis pegged such a setback as a strained tendon in his leg.