LeBron James in panic : he could miss weeks with foot injury

ESP­N’s Adri­an Woj­narows­ki report­ed Mon­day that LeBron James could be out for sev­er­al weeks with an injured right foot.

James is under­go­ing fur­ther tests and meet­ings to learn the full extent of the injuries sus­tained in the Los Ange­les Lak­ers’ vic­to­ry over the Dal­las Mav­er­icks on Sunday.

The Lak­ers pre­vi­ous­ly announced that James would miss Tues­day night’s game against the Mem­phis Griz­zlies with a sore right leg.

James, 38, was spot­ted limp­ing after his game against the Mavs. Late in the third quar­ter, he fell to the floor in pain after dri­ving for Dwight Pow­ell in Dallas.

In an on-court inter­view after the game, Katie George told ESPN that he thought he stepped on Pow­ell’s foot and felt uncom­fort­able, but replays revealed it was a non-con­tact injury.

In Sun­day’s game, James scored 11 of 26 points in the fourth quar­ter and L.A. won three in a row, one game behind No. 10 in the West­ern Con­fer­ence and two and a half games behind No. 6 Dal­las. rice field.

Dur­ing the All-Star sea­son, James called the Lak­ers’ late sea­son “23 of the most impor­tant games.” But now that L.A. is head­ing back to the post­sea­son, he’s like­ly to miss some of them.

James missed three straight games before the All-Star break with a prob­lem with his left foot and ankle. Since com­ing to Los Ange­les, the Lak­ers are 36–62 (.367) with­out James, includ­ing a 5–9 record this season.

The Lak­ers also announced that they doubt start­ing point guard D’An­ge­lo Rus­sell will be avail­able against Mem­phis. Rus­sell missed the Mavs game with a sprained right ankle.

L.A. wrapped up Wednes­day’s three-game road trip back-to-back with the Okla­homa City Thun­der on Night 2 and is set to return home to host the Min­neso­ta Tim­ber­wolves on Friday.

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