Lakers: LeBron James out for weeks
LeBron James has been on the injury report for most of the season with left ankle soreness.
Now, the Lakers star is dealing with an injury to his other foot.
James went down with a foot injury in a matchup with Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving’s Mavericks. While he remained in the game and helped the Lakers come away with a win, he was later seen walking with a limp.
What’s next for James? Here’s everything we know about his injury and the latest news surrounding it.
What is LeBron James’ injury?
James suffered a right foot injury in the second half of the Lakers’ comeback win over the Mavericks on Feb. 26.
With under four minutes remaining in the third period, James drove on Mavericks center Dwight Powell and missed a layup. He then fell to the ground while holding his foot and was heard saying, “I heard a pop.”
James remained in the game and played most of the fourth quarter. He finished with 26 points in 37 minutes.
How long is LeBron James out?
James will be out for Tuesday’s game against the Grizzlies with right foot soreness and it appears he’ll be out longer than that.
According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, there’s “fear” James will miss an extended period of time, sidelining him indefinitely. Charania added that James’ injury “will require multiple opinions” and the Lakers are “bracing for his absence to be multiple weeks.”
The Lakers are currently on the outside looking in on the Western Conference Play-In race.
Here are Los Angeles’ next five games of the 2022-23 regular season: