LeBron James played postseason with a torn tendon in his leg that may require surgery: report
LeBron James He reportedly played in the postseason with a torn tendon in his right foot, which may have required surgery.
If he gets an operation, James will need two months to recover.
However, The Athletic notes that he will be ready for training camp next season.
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A 38-year-old man injured his leg when he Los Angeles Lakers were 29-33 and dropped out of the playoff race. James could be seen saying he “heard a bang”.
He missed 13 games. But in his absence and after his return, the Lakers fired up and earned a seventh seed in the Western Conference playoffs.
The Lakers defeated the second-seeded Memphis Grizzlies. first round playoffs then defeated the defending champion Golden State Warriors.
They were overwhelmed Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Finals.
James averaged 24.5 points, 9.9 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game in the playoffs. He scored 27.8 points against Denver, including 40 points in the Lakers’ last game of the season.
The all-time NBA scoring leader made a splash when he seemed to hint that he was considering retirement.
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“We’ll see what happens next,” James said. “I don’t know. I don’t know. I have a lot to think about, to be honest. As for me personally, when I play basketball, I have a lot to think about.
“I think I’ll think about my career when I’m done, but I don’t know. The only thing I’m worried about is being available to my teammates and I don’t like the fact that I’m playing as many games as I would like because of the injury. That’s the only thing I care about is being available to my teammates.”
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If he doesn’t retire, James will play in his 21st season in the NBA later this year.