LeBron James Will Be Out At Least Three Weeks With Foot Injury
Hours after Bleacher Report’s Chris Haynes announced that LeBron James will avoid surgery on his foot, we’ve received a better idea of just how long the Lakers’ superstar will be out.
According to multiple reports, James will be re-evaluated in three weeks due to the tendon injury in his right foot.
As of now, this would mean James is sidelined for the Lakers’ next 10 games after already missing their previous two. But we also know a “re-evaluation” doesn’t likely signal an immediate return. James could very well miss more than those 10 games, which is extremely troubling news for a Los Angeles team that is currently 30-33 and 1.0 game out of the Play-In Tournament picture.
If James isn’t able to return in exactly three weeks – which, again, the expectation is for him to be out longer – then he could miss the Bulls-Lakers mini-series at the end of March. Chicago will face LA on March 26 in California and on March 29 at the United Center. All things considered, these two games could have a significant impact on the Bulls’ Play-In Tournament chances with just six games remaining in the regular season afterward.
As of now, the Bulls sit 1.0 game back of the Washington Wizards for the No. 10 seed.