“Back to 100 percent”: LeBron James Gives Latest Update On His Ankle Injury

Published 09/29/2021, 10:33 AM EDT
Mar 21, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Lakers injured forward LeBron James (left) and Anthony Davis against the Phoenix Suns during the first half at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


LeBron James hasn’t been able to give his 100% on the court recently due to constant injuries. The entire NBA community, and especially Lakers fans, have been deprived of witnessing Bron at his absolute best. As a result of the injuries to both Anthony Davis and LeBron James, the Lakers faced an early exit in the playoffs. James missed 27 games, mostly because of a high right ankle sprain, and Davis missed 36 because of pain in his Achilles tendon, knee and groin.

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However, we have received confirmation that they have both reported improvement in their conditions during the offseason. In his Media Day indulgence with the press, LeBron James told ESPN about the improvement in his ankle’s condition.

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The latest injury update from LeBron James

“I’m back to 100 percent, as far as my ankle. I feel great heading into camp,” James told ESPN. “I’m super excited to get back on the floor and know the work that I’ve put in with my body and my game. And I’ll translate it to the court.” 

This update comes after last season when LeBron said he might never be at his 100 percent again. The change of approach and mentality comes as a refreshing development because of proper therapy and training in the offseason of his injured ankle.

DENVER, CO – FEBRUARY 12: LeBron James (23) of the Los Angeles Lakers warms up before the first quarter against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. (Photo by Aaron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
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Anthony Davis also gives an update on his injuries

Anthony Davis, promised to put his body to the test this season by playing more at the center. His tone sounded akin to James’ optimism.

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“I feel good,” Davis told ESPN. “I had a great offseason of training. Got back to my normal offseason routine with the strength trainer. So, I feel 100 percent healthy and ready to go.” If the duo can perform at their 100% together this season, they can be the top seed in the Western Conference.

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May 15, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) gets a high five from forward LeBron James (23) after a foul. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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Chaitanya Dadhwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Even though his journalism is driven by his desire to understand both sides of an argument and give a neutral perspective, he is biased towards Houston Rockets and Arsenal, and he has shown exactly how loyal he can be through tough times. Currently a Law student at Jindal Global Law School, he aims to have his own sports management firm one day and enjoys rap music during his time off.

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