LeBron James Diagnosed With Foot Tendon Injury, Out For Minimum of 10 Games

Photo: Instagram/Lebron James 

On Thursday, the Lakers announced that LeBron James has been diagnosed with a right foot tendon injury and will be re-evaluated in approximately three weeks.

The injury occurred on Sunday during a game against the Mavericks.

This means that LeBron will miss at least the next 10 games for the Lakers, with his return to the court dependent on his re-evaluation.

Photo: Instagram/Lebron James 

Realistically, he may be out for longer than three weeks, which puts the team up against the end of the schedule, particularly if they aren't in playoff contention.

Details about the injury have been emerging, with Brian Windhorst on the "Brian Windhorst & The Hoop Collective" podcast indicating that it is a tissue injury.

This was later confirmed by the Lakers' diagnosis. The rehab process cannot be sped up, and it will depend on LeBron's recovery.

Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report reported on his podcast, " #thisleague Uncut," that the injury is something LeBron could potentially play through with the right pain management.

This injury is not good news for the Lakers, who are currently winning and competing without LeBron, but it will be challenging to do so for a month.

It is reminiscent of the 2020-21 season, where LeBron returned to the court during the final games of the season but was far from 100%.

It is unclear whether a less than 100% LeBron that can't move effectively, as seen on Sunday, would be an asset to the team.

All in all, the Lakers will need to find a way to continue their winning streak without their star player.

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Source: SB Nation


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