The Los Angeles Lakers just lost its greatest warrior, with LeBron James's injury proving no one is completely untouchable. Around the second quarter of the Lakers matchup against the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, LeBron had to leave the game due to a high ankle sprain.
The injury came as LeBron was trying to secure the ball when Hawk's forward Soloman Hall fell on his right ankle, leaving him on the floor in writhing pain. The sprain forced him to leave the game, leaving the Lakers to face the defeat by themselves.
James being the leader and sportsman that he is he didn't sub himself out instantly; King James pushed to play through his injury to stay on the court for a few more plays and even knock down a 3-pointer from the very corner right before he threw in the towel from pain and had to head back to the locker room to get checked.
Shortly after LeBron exited from the game, it was announced that he wouldn't be returning to finish the game. Although the Lakers did not confirm whether the Lebron was ok, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the X-rays came back negative. But the report also confirmed that after the MRI, James had been diagnosed with a high ankle sprain. The sprain will sadly cause him to be sidelined indefinitely.
"Nothing angers and saddens me more than not being available to and for my teammates! I'm hurt inside and out right now," LeBron James wrote in a Twitter post. "The road back from recovery begins now. Back soon like I never left."
LeBron joins Lakers forward Anthony Davis as well in injury sidelines that has struck quite a blow to the team losing two of their very best players. We wish both of them a quick recovery in their process to comeback.
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