During tonight’s game between the Lakers and the Knicks, LeBron James updated fans on his injury and showed encouraging signs of improvement.
LEBRON James is making steady progress in his recovery from a foot injury, and he is nearly ready to return to the court for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Yesterday, the 38-year-old was spotted on the bench without his walking boot.
James’s foot injury occurred on February 26 against the Mavericks, and he has been seen in a walking boot ever since. He is expected to return to action later this month.
Lakers head coach Darvin Ham thought LeBron James would benefit from “unplugging a little bit” and spending about a week away from the team before rejoining them.
‘Everything is going according to plan,’ Lakers head coach Darvin Ham reportedly told ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.
Ham’s update should come as no surprise.
At the beginning of the month, the Lakers announced that James would be re-evaluated in three weeks.
As a result, he probably plans to get back to the States by the end of March.
James has missed 21 games due to injury this season, and the Lakers are just 24-23 without him.
D’Angelo Russell, Jarrett Vanderbilt, and Malik Beasley were added to the Lakers’ roster at the trade deadline, and Russell Westbrook was sent packing.
Since James’ injury, the Lakers have gone 5-3, but they lost 112-108 to the Knicks on Sunday at home, a setback in their effort to remain above.500.
Because of their loss to the Knicks, the Lakers are now 11th in the Western Conference with a 33-35 record, putting them outside of the play-in round.
In two of their final 14 games, Los Angeles will travel to take on the New Orleans Pelicans and then the Houston Rockets.
It is hoped that the NBA’s all-time leading scorer will return to the Lakers this season, but that hope hinges on the team’s ability to win and make the playoffs.