Lakers Receive Season-Changing LeBron James Injury Update
Playing without LeBron James is far from ideal, but the Los Angeles Lakers have just received some good news about their superstar. LeBron is dealing with a right foot tendon injury and Dave McMenamin from ESPN shared the latest update on the superstar. According to him, the four-time NBA champion took off his walking boot.
“Despite seeing their three-game winning streak come to an end, there was one positive development for the Lakers on Sunday,” McMenamin wrote on March 12. “LeBron James rejoined the team after being on a medically excused absence in the past week. The 20-year veteran is no longer wearing a walking boot. The tendon injury in his right foot will be reevaluated in approximately a week and a half, according to the team.”
King James suffered his injury on February 26. He puts up great numbers this season, averaging 29.5 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 6.9 assists while going 50.1% from the field, 30.8% from beyond the arc, and 75.9% from the free-throw line. Head coach Darvin Ham had to create a winning formula that doesn’t include LeBron. It was hard, but the Lakers are able to keep things under control. Hopefully, LeBron will return stronger than ever.
LeBron ready to win following his injury update
LeBron will use his time off to recover and prepare for the final stretch of the season. The Lakers need him healthy and prepared for the challenge.
“It’s also good for him to unplug a little bit,” Ham said. “Not be detached necessarily, but just mentally get a little bit of a calming to everything that’s transpired over the year. … It’s not just about him getting healthy. It’s about him being in a good place mentally and spiritually so we get the best version of him when he returns.”
The Lakers had a three-win record before breaking it with a loss to the New York Knicks. They could use LeBron at this point and he really wants to return to the floor. He will have to wait before doing so as doctors will probably reevaluate him in 10 days.
“From what I am told, LeBron is turning over every stone he possibly can from a treatment perspective to get that foot in position to return at some point this season,” Windhorst reported.