Lakers fans will be holding their collective breath as LeBron James picked up an apparent ankle injury. In the second quarter of their game against the Hawks, Solomon Hill rolled into LeBron’s leg as the two were fighting for a loose ball. LeBron’s ankle turned in a very awkward way and was kind of the opposite of how someone typically rolls their ankle.
Here is the injury to LeBron’s ankle. 😬
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LeBron was on the floor grabbing his knee as well as his ankle. While the ankle was obviously the concern, Hill also ran into LeBron’s knee and his knee appeared to hit the floor on the way down.
According to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, LeBron limped off the court but did so under his own power. He re-laced his shoes and re-entered the game and hit a three, giving him 1o points in the game. After the three, LeBron was subbed out and “tossed a chair in frustration” as he went to the locker room for further treatment. The Lakers revealed that LeBron will not be returning to the game.
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LeBron has been averaging 25.8 points per game with 8.1 rebounds and 8.0 assists per game. Very solid numbers for the 36-year-old in his 18th season.
UPDATE: Shams Charania has reported that LeBron James has a high-ankle sprain on the right ankle and he’ll be out indefinitely.
Lakers star LeBron James will now be out indefinitely, sources said. https://t.co/ALE4YCqM0C
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