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Leonard (eye) required five stitches to seal a cut above his left eyebrow and was medically cleared to return to Friday's game against the Lakers, ProjectSpurs.com reports.

Leonard probably would have played if the Spurs had needed him, but with the team holding a double-digit lead with just minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, the forward just decided to return to the locker room. Fortunately, the cut occurred in the area surrounding his left eye rather than his right eye, which has been giving him issues due to his previous bout with conjunctivitis. Unless Leonard suffers some unforeseen overnight setback, consider him likely to suit up Saturday against the Kings.

Kawhi Leonard SG/SF SA 14 Days

Leonard left Friday's game against the Lakers in the fourth quarter after he was inadvertently struck in the eye by Kobe Bryant's hand, ProjectSpurs.com reports.

Leonard had been experiencing vision issues heading into the season due to a case of conjunctivitis, so this injury would seem to be more concerning for him than it otherwise would be for most players. It looked like Leonard sustained a cut below his eye, but the possibility exists that he might have been dealt a setback. With the Spurs owning a comfortable lead over the Lakers in the contest, look for Leonard to remain out for the rest of the game while the team continues to evaluate him. Leonard was at least productive despite seeing only 18 minutes of court time, finishing the night with 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting to go along with five boards, two steals and two blocks.

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Leonard (eye) scored 26 points (10-18 FG, 1-3 3P, 5-5 FT) with 10 rebounds, three assists and three steals in 37 minutes during Monday's win over the Clippers.

Imagine what he could do with two good eyes. Leonard may be dealing with vision issues related to his conjunctivitis all season, but at least on Monday they didn't stop him from having a big night.

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Leonard, who battled conjunctivitis during the offseason, said the vision in his right eye is not back to normal, ESPN.com reports.

It is not clear how much his vision is affected by the infection, or how long it will linger. After just four games, last year's finals MVP is shooting a career low 31 percent from the field, and 11 percent from beyond the arc. This is a very small sample size, but it's possible these low shooting numbers are in part due to this injury. Cases of conjunctivitis can take weeks to many months to clear up, so it's possible that Leonard will play all season with the impairment. The good news is that Leonard does not seem worried about missing any time this season, so he should continue to be a solid source of rebounds and steals, but his shooting percentage may continue to suffer until he heals.

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Leonard was held to seven points (2-11 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-3 FT) with four rebounds, five assists, and four steals. He turned the ball over once in 29 minutes of action against the Houston rockets on Thursday.

Leonard comes into the 2014-15 season with sky-high expectations from his fantasy owners. He let them down Thursday in the scoring department, but did have four steals. Is his eye still bothering him? Is he upset he didn't receive the contract extension he desired? Who knows... The bottom line is Leonard needs to be better on nights like tonight where coach Gregg Popovich rests his veteran players. He has all the talent in the world, so don't worry about him failing to turn things around soon.

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Leonard returned from his pink eye on Friday, making his first start against the Suns after sitting out Tuesday's opener.

Leonard struggled to get anything going on offense, scoring just six points (0-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 6-6 FT). However, he did pull down eight rebounds, seven of the on the defensive end, and finished the night with a plus/minus of 13. Leonard is good to go in all formats now.

Kawhi Leonard SG/SF SA 28 Days

Leonard and the Spurs have ended contract extension talks, meaning he will explore restricted free agency after the 2014-15 season, Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

This should not come as a surprise, as the Spurs have no incentive to offer Leonard a max contract before they have to. He will undoubtedly get the max next summer, and it will probably be with San Antonio, as they have first right of refusal with him being a restricted free agent. Meanwhile, Leonard is expected to make his season debut Friday after dealing with an eye infection over the past couple weeks.

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Leonard (eye) will be available to play in Friday's game against the Suns.

Leonard missed San Antonio's final six preseason games, as well as Tuesday's season opener, due to an eye infection. The reigning NBA Finals MVP was cleared to re-join the Spurs in practice Tuesday and will make his season debut Friday versus the Suns. An extremely versatile small forward, Leonard should be a treat for fantasy owners this season.

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Coach Gregg Popovich said after Tuesday's game that Leonard was cleared to play, but the team opted to give him some extra time as a precaution, Dan McCarney of the San Antonio Express-News reports. "I'm guessing he's probable for Friday (at Phoenix)," Popovich said.

This comes on the heels of Leonard speculating that he would not return until Nov. 5, so it's hard to get a firm read on when he'll make his season debut. Consider him day-to-day with a chance of returning Friday, and almost certainly by Wednesday of next week.

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Leonard (eye) expects to return for the third game of the season against the Hawks, Project Spurs' Paul Garcia reports.

This puts him in line to return next Wednesday, so owners should make sure he's not in lineups this week, but those should be the only two games he misses. Marco Belinelli will start at small forward Tuesday.