LeBron James Out Indefinitely With Sprained Ankle

Los Angeles Laker LeBron James with shades and a baseball hat
LeBron James. Photo by Canadian Press/REX/Shutterstock (9048876m)

The Los Angeles Lakers have been playing without superstar center Anthony Davis for the last couple of months. Now, it looks like they’ll also have to play without their other superstar, LeBron James.

In Saturday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks, James suffered an ankle sprain after Hawks forward accidnetally landed on him. At first, the injury didn’t seem too serious. In fact, James even hit a three-pointer not long after.

However, it wasn’t long before he realized he had to leave the game. He was seen limping off the court, and the Lakers were left to fend for themselves for the remainder of the game. Unfortunately, this resulted in a 94-99 Laker loss.

Without Davis, the Lakers were struggling to a certain extent. They missed his presence in the paint deeply, both on the offensive and defensive side. However, James managed to keep them afloat, even helping them win the last four games (before the injury game against Atlanta).

James has been listed as indefinitely, meaning that it’s unclear when he’ll return. A new timetable will hopefully be available soon enough.

“Nothing angers and saddens me more than not being available to and for my teammates! I’m hurt inside and out right now,” lamented James himself on Twitter. “The road back from recovery begins now. Back soon like I never left.”