Lakers say LeBron James out at the least three weeks

The Lakers say LeBron James has a tendon damage in his proper foot and will likely be reevaluated in roughly three weeks, the primary official assertion from the staff since James grew to become injured Sunday in Dallas.

The Lakers play 10 instances within the three weeks, eight of them at house. With 19 video games remaining within the common season, the Lakers are in eleventh place within the Western Conference and want to maneuver as much as Tenth place to qualify for the NBA’s play-in match or sixth place for an automated playoff bid. They are at present one sport behind the Tenth-place New Orleans Pelicans and a pair of.5 video games behind the sixth-place Clippers.

James suffered the non-contact damage in opposition to the Mavericks, saying that he heard “a pop.” He remained within the sport and the Lakers had been capable of win. Without James, the Lakers cut up back-to-back video games in Memphis and Oklahoma City to finish their journey 2-1.

James attended the Lakers sport Tuesday in Memphis in a protecting strolling boot on his proper foot.

In 47 video games this season, James is averaging 29.5 factors, 8.4 rebounds and 6.9 assists.

The Lakers are additionally nonetheless with out guard D’Angelo Russell, who injured his ankle final week in opposition to the Golden State Warriors. They host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday at Arena.

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