Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James suffered a right foot tendon injury nearly four weeks ago, and he has been gradually progressing in his recovery from the ailment.
He stopped wearing a walking boot after about two weeks, and according to head coach Darvin Ham, he has been doing three intense workouts a day in order to prepare for a return to game action.
There has been no definitive timetable for his return, but a report on Thursday from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski said the team is hoping he will be able to return for a few games in early April toward the end of the regular season.
James himself pushed back at that report.
There wasn’t an evaluation today and there hasn’t been any target date for my return. I’m just working around the clock, every day(3X a day) to give myself to best chance of coming back full strength whenever that is. God bless y’all sources. 🤦🏾♂️ I speak for myself!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 23, 2023
The Lakers will start a five-game road trip on Wednesday, which will conclude with a “road” contest at the Los Angeles Clippers on April 5. They will then host the Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz to close out the schedule.
As of now, the Lakers are in ninth place in the Western Conference with a 36-37 record, and they’re 1.5 games behind the sixth-place Golden State Warriors.