The San Antonio Spurs are allowing Kawhi Leonard to make the decision on whether or not he plays this season.

Leonard spent 10 days before the All-Star break consulting with a specialist on his right quad injury.

Leonard has been medically cleared to return from the right quad tendinopathy injury, but since shutting down a nine-game return that ended Jan. 13, he has elected against returning to the active roster.

If Leonard returns this season, it will be because he can manage the pain of the injury.

Gregg Popovich told reporters Wednesday that he would be "surprised" if Leonard returns this season.

Leonard's injury and rehab has complicated his relationship with the Spurs.