LeBron James May Be Sidelined Longer Than Expected: “I Don’t Think It’ll Be Just Three Weeks”
The Los Angeles Lakers cannot seem to escape the injury bug that has bitten them over the past few years. This season, LeBron James has found himself dealing with a tendon issue in his right foot and has already missed his fourth straight game with the team.
Initial reports said that the 38-year old will be sidelined for three weeks after he was diagnosed with an injury. While there’s a glimmer of hope that LeBron will play by then, a latest report from NBA insider Shams Charania now revealed that the Lakers superstar could be even out past the three-week timeline.
LeBron has only appeared in 47 of Lakers’ 61 games this season. He has been huge in those games, averaging 29.5 points, 8.4 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game on 50.1% shooting from the field.
“Three weeks next evaluation for him… I don’t know if the Lakers think he’s gonna be back in 3 weeks. I don’t think it’ll be just the 3 weeks — likely beyond that,”
.@ShamsCharania says the #Lakers will re-evaluate LeBron James in 3 weeks, with “hope that he’s back right before the playoffs” 😬#RunItBack with @MichelleDBeadle @ChandlerParsons & @bansky pic.twitter.com/Vbt95tCWMK
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