Los Angeles Lakers worry LeBron James will miss a number of weeks with a proper foot damage

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second from the Lakers is in peril with the absence of LeBron James

After racking up three huge wins with the season’s greatest basketball, the Lakers should discover a method to hold their momentum going with out their largest star, who might miss a number of weeks with a foot damage.

The Los Angeles Lakers worry LeBron James shall be out for a number of weeks with a proper foot damage, sources instructed ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski Monday.

James is present process additional testing and discussions to be taught the complete extent of the damage he sustained within the Lakers’ win over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.

The Lakers introduced earlier that James will miss Tuesday evening’s recreation in opposition to the Memphis Grizzlies attributable to soreness in his proper foot.

James, 38, walked with a noticeable limp after a Mavs recreation. He fell to the bottom in ache late within the third quarter after a recreation in opposition to Dwight Powell of Dallas. He instructed ESPN’s Katie George throughout an on-court interview after the sport that he thought he stepped on Powell’s foot, inflicting the upset. Nonetheless, replays confirmed it to be a non-contact damage.

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James completed the sport scoring 11 of his 26 factors within the fourth quarter, as Los Angeles received its third straight recreation to maneuver throughout the recreation for the No. 10 seed within the Western Convention, which marked the ultimate play level, and 2½ video games behind Dallas for sixth.

Throughout All-Star Weekend, James referred to as the Lakers’ ultimate recreation “23 of the largest video games” of his profession. Nonetheless, it now appears to be like like he’ll miss a lot of these video games as Los Angeles tries to make a comeback to the postseason.

James additionally missed three straight video games earlier than the All-Star break with soreness in his left foot and ankle.

As well as, the Lakers declared place to begin guard D’Angelo Russell a suspect for the Memphis recreation. Russell missed the Mavs recreation attributable to a sprained proper ankle.

Los Angeles wraps up its three-game highway journey with its second straight evening in opposition to the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder on Wednesday, earlier than heading house to host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday.