The Los Angeles Lakers have been through a complicated season.
They got off to a terrible start but still managed to climb their way back into contention.
But it seems like every single time they’re ready to make a run, something bad happens.
This time, it was LeBron James suffering a right foot injury, and analysts initially thought he could be ruled out for the remainder of the regular season.
However, further testing revealed that he could be back on the floor as soon as three weeks after the injury, and the timeline hasn’t changed thus far.
Following their loss to the New York Knicks, Lakers coach Darvin Ham revealed that James’ recovery is going right as planned, meaning he could be back out there in the next couple of weeks.
Lakers coach Darvin Ham on LeBron James’ ongoing recovery: “Everything is going according to plan.”
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) March 12, 2023
Nonetheless, it’s worth noting that the Lakers won’t try and force things and risk any setback, as he’s not getting any younger, and they’ll need him back to full strength if they wind up making the playoffs.
As of now, the Lakers are sitting in the 11th spot in the Western Conference, tied record-wise with the Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder, and New Orleans Pelicans.
They are close to the final spot in the play-In tournament and could end up being matched up with the Denver Nuggets if they wind up making the postseason.
Obviously, they’ll need their best player on the floor, as there’s no margin for error in what might as well be the closest and most exciting postseason race we’ve seen in years.NEXT: Anthony Davis Gives Honest Admission About His Performance