LeBron James, the beloved Los Angeles Lakers star, has been out of the game since February 26 due to a right foot tendon injury but there is good news. It is he has resumed on-court activity and has begun a steady basketball movement progression. According to the team, he is making progress in his recovery. But there is no set timetable for his return to play. However, with only nine games left in the regular season, fans are anxiously awaiting the return of LeBron James.
What Sources are Saying About LeBron James’ Injury?
According to many sources, James wants to rejoin the Lakers’ starting lineup before the postseason begins. According to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, he wants to play in the final three games of the regular season. Shams Charania of The Athletic has a different theory. He said that James wants to play in the final three or four games. However, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, there is hope that he may be able to play in a few regular-season games.
After the Lakers’ update and these claims, James tweeted on Thursday. He said that there is no set timeline for his comeback, but that he has been training around the clock to return to full strength. He’s determined to come back stronger than ever.
How LA Lakers Performed in the Absence of James?
During James’ absence, the Lakers have had a mixed bag of results, going 7-5. The Lakers are currently sitting at 36-37 on the season. They are now ranked tenth in the Western Conference, but the postseason picture remains hazy. Only one game separates the seventh-place Minnesota Timberwolves and the 12th-place New Orleans Pelicans. Two games separate the fourth-place Phoenix Suns from the play-in.
Austin Reaves has recently given the Lakers some solid performances, scoring 60 points on 24 field goal tries in the last two games. The Lakers will host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday. It will be followed by a home-and-home series against the Chicago Bulls, road games against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Houston Rockets, Utah Jazz, a “road” game against the Los Angeles Clippers, and home games against the Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz.
Since the Lakers acquired D’Angelo Russell, Jarrett Vanderbilt, and Malik Beasley before the trade deadline, James has only played three games, and Russell has missed one of those games. Supporters are excited to see James return to the pitch, and it will be thrilling to watch what he can do once he does.