NBA Insider Gives Encouraging Update on LeBron James’ Return From Injury

The Los Angeles Lakers broke their winning streak with a loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. They were able to beat the San Antonio Spurs with Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook leading the game, but lost the game to a weaker opponent. AD knows that his team was supposed to win last Wednesday’s game as they had a huge lead in the first quarter. Things didn’t go that easy and Oklahoma City took the lead with explosive performance in the second and third quarter. Some would say this is the worst loss they have ever seen. LeBron James missed both games and fans are asking a lot of questions about his potential return from injury.

LA won a game without him but they couldn’t beat Oklahoma City. The four-time NBA champion sat out the game as he was treating the soreness in his right ankle.

NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski revealed that LeBron may join his teammates for the upcoming game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

“I’m told there’s some optimism that LeBron James will be able to return to the Lakers lineup Friday against the Cavaliers,” Wojnarowski said on the “NBA Today” program.

LeBron James to return from injury for the next game

Lakers head coach Frank Vogel discussed LeBron’s condition right after the superstar suffered his injury. He revealed that LeBron suffered a different injury on the same ankle. It was a different spot, too.

LeBron recognized that staying healthy is of utmost importance now. Injuries are terrible and he missed 26 games due to injuries last season. He went through the same nightmare in the game against the Memphis Grizzlies. Desmond Bane landed on his leg and LeBron didn’t have much time to get his leg out of the way.

Vogel said LeBron is day to day and doctors will re-evaluate his condition again to “see what the soreness is like.” The Lakers will have to make a decision.

AD suffered an injury, too but he was able to finish his game. The Lakers listed him as questionable for the game against Oklahoma City, but he joined his teammates on the floor.