The Lakers have been plagued by injuries all season, with several key rotation players missing games, the most notable being LeBron James’ injury. This article provides an update on the superstar of the Los Angeles Lakers’ injury status and other information.
Latest Updates on LeBron James’s Injury History
Status: Expected to be out until at least Mar. 31
UPDATE (Mar. 24):
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, LeBron James (foot) has resumed on-court activity and a “gradual movement program,” but the Lakers announced Thursday that he still has no official timetable for a return to game action.
James’ right foot injury has kept him out of action since February 26. Still, the star forward hopes to get back on the court before the season proper is over.
UPDATE (Mar. 22):
LeBron James (foot) is expected to return “at some point” this season, according to Los Angeles Lakers head coach Darvin Ham, as reported by ESPN’s Dave McMenamin on Sunday.
James has been sidelined for the past 11 games because of a right foot tendon injury. The injury has been bothering him for three weeks now, and he still won’t be able to play on Wednesday against the Suns. There is still no word on when the four-time MVP will be back, but this update does raise the possibility that he will play again this season.
UPDATE (Mar. 05):
On Thursday, the Lakers’ medical staff said that James had hurt a tendon in his right foot. Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet said that James will be checked again in about three weeks.
James will not have surgery. Instead, he will rest and work on getting better so he can be back by the end of March.
UPDATE (Mar. 02):
Shams Charania said on Tuesday’s “FanDuel TV” that a foot injury will keep LeBron James out of action for “at least two or three weeks.”
The Lakers have said that James will be out for a “indefinite” amount of time, but Charania says the four-time MVP will be re-evaluated by the middle of March at the latest.
Without James for a long time, the Lakers’ chances of making the playoffs take a big hit, especially as they head into a tough stretch of games.
UPDATE (Feb. 28):
James will miss Tuesday’s game against the Grizzlies and the team’s medical staff will likely continue evaluating the star forward over the next few days to determine how long he will be out. Charania reports that the team is preparing for James to miss significant time while he sees specialists.
UPDATE (Feb. 26):
As reported by Jovan Buha of The Athletic, the Lakers’ superstar LeBron James will be re-evaluated on Monday morning following a sprain to his right ankle suffered in Sunday’s comeback victory over the Mavericks.
James sprained his ankle on Sunday, but continued to play through the pain. The injury may have gotten worse while he slept.
“I heard it pop, yeah, it popped too.”
LeBron fearing he may have popped his left ankle! pic.twitter.com/1FbBn7sjwK
— Andrew Jerell Jones, Luke 1:37 (IG:twdbk3) (@sluggahjells) February 26, 2023
“It’s been better. That’s for sure,” James said afterward. “But I definitely wasn’t going to go to the locker room and not finish the game out tonight. Just understood the importance of the game and then with the momentum that we had, I felt like we could still win after being down.”
King James may choose to rest up and miss one of the Lakers’ upcoming back-to-back games on Tuesday and Wednesday.