LeBron James Injury Update: Medical Analysis Reveals Big News For Lakers Fans

Published 10/28/2021, 11:25 PM EDT
Oct 26, 2021; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) wants a foul call from the bench in the first half of the game against the San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports


The Lakers haven’t had the best of start to their seasons. After a season where they were plagued by multiple injuries to their superstars like LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Purple and Gold made some big roster moves to decrease the pressure on the duo.

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But it seems like injuries have become a recurring pattern for the team. After losing multiple guards in the pre-season, it was LBJ and AD, the team relied upon for all the scoring. Just like his previous injury, though, it was a weird fall from an opponent which resulted in an injury.

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Although LeBron has been pretty vocal that he is comfortable, he hasn’t suited up for a Lakers game in the last two games now. This has certainly been a major cause of concern for fans. Is the injury to LBJ severe as last time?

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Doctor claims LeBron James’ injury not severe

Given that Bron suffered from an injury to the same leg he had suffered the high ankle sprain on, fans and pundits have been very concerned regarding the 4-time MVP’s health. But Lakers’ injury expert certainly is unfazed by Bron’s latest injury.

According to Dr. Rajpal Brar who has a doctorate in physical therapy, LBJ’s latest injury isn’t that serious. “He’s not in all that much pain and he was able to play through the game without any real deficits. He had soreness and was listed as probable.”

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“If this was a serious injury he would have been ruled out immediately. The reason he’s likely missed the last two games is that because the level of soreness has not dissipated to the level that the training staff is comfortable with.”

He explained why the medical staff is being so conservative in the first place. “It’s a very good approach because when it comes to lower body injuries, especially near the foot and ankle area, trying to push through and actually then lead to significant knock-on effects. Overall, I’m not all that concerned and I think this is the team being very conservative with LeBron.”

The Lakers certainly know how importance health is for the veteran heavy Lakers. Moreover, with a superstar like Russell Westbrook added to the team, the team has a new superstar to keep the boat afloat when LBJ isn’t fit. Do you think the Lakers are taking the right step by not playing LeBron?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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