The Lakers Are Expecting LeBron James (foot) To Miss Several Weeks

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An injury to the right foot of Los Angeles Lakers player LeBron James might cause him to miss many weeks of action, according to a source familiar with the matter who spoke on Monday night.

The fundamental nature of the injury is not yet known, and other test results are waiting, said the person, who spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because neither James nor the Lakers stated anything about a long-term departure from the team.

The Lakers had already decided that James, the NBA’s all-time top scorer, would not play in Tuesday’s game against the Grizzlies due to what they described as pain in his right foot.

James participated in all 37 minutes of the Lakers’ comeback triumph in Dallas on Sunday, which helped them overcome a 27-point deficit and defeat the Mavericks 111-108. But, he exited the stadium walking with a noticeable limp, and a video from The Dallas Morning News showed how much pain he had in the foot.

In the third quarter, he grabbed his ankle after falling to the ground in apparent discomfort and spent some time there. He had been harmed. Despite this, he decided to continue the game since he knew it was crucial for the Lakers’ chances of making the playoffs.

James remarked that the situation had improved. “But there was no way I was going to the locker room and bailing out on the rest of the game. Due to the significance of this game and the fact that we were riding a wave of energy, we might pull off an upset despite being down.

James is the leading scorer for the Los Angeles Lakers, averaging 29.5 points per game. He stated during the All-Star break earlier this month that the Lakers’ final games of the season would be some of the most important games he has ever played, citing that he didn’t want to miss the postseason for a second year in a row.

On Monday, the Los Angeles Lakers began to play, ranked 12th in the Western Conference at 29-32. They were just one game away from 10th place and the last available berth in the play-in round, and they were only 2 1/2 games behind Dallas in the fight for sixth place. It is assumed that the top six clubs in each conference will advance to the playoffs.

If LeBron James, a 19-time NBA All-Star who is now in his 20th NBA season, is out for a lengthy period, the goal of getting the Lakers into the playoffs will become substantially more difficult.