LeBron James leaves game, will not return due to ankle injury

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
Kurt Helin
·2 min read
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

All of Los Angeles is holding its breath.

LeBron James left the Lakers’ game against the Hawks in the second quarter when, in a scramble for a loose ball, Solomon Hill fell into his right leg, rolling his ankle.

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.

LeBron was clearly in a lot of pain on the sideline but did not leave the game immediately. He made a three — getting him to 10 points to keep his double-digit scoring streak alive — then checked out and went back to the locker room under his own power, but visibly upset. Soon after, the team announced that LeBron would not return to the game.

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.

It’s impossible to know the severity of the injury or how much time LeBron might miss at this point, often with ankle injuries it is the next morning before a clear picture emerges of the severity. However, Jeff Stotts of In Street Clothes said recently on the Dunc’d on Podcast that LeBron’s ability to overcome or play through ankle sprains has been legendary in his career.

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.

The Lakers are already without Anthony Davis due to a calf strain, he is expected to miss a couple more weeks at least. If LeBron joins him in street clothes for a while it will be difficult for the Lakers to hold on to the No. 2 seed in the West (where they sat entering the day).

Check out more on the Lakers

LeBron James on MVP: ‘I should have more than four’ Three things to know: LaMelo Ball impresses but LeBron gets win Vanessa Bryant names officers who allegedly shared photos in IG post

LeBron James leaves game, will not return due to ankle injury originally appeared on NBCSports.com