James sat out for the last few games of the season with a left ankle injury, something that had been plaguing him for weeks.
The injury put an end to a terrific season for James, who was playing some of the best basketball of his career this year.
LeBron James says the MRI on his left ankle confirmed that he would not require surgery or any injections to it to repair it. He said he made the ankle worse by playing in the second New Orleans game on it and will need to stay off it for the next 4-6 weeks to let it recover
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) April 11, 2022
Speaking to the media on Monday, James touched upon his ankle and his road to recovery.
The good news is that he’ll be ready to play when the next season begins.
James said that the MRI on his ankle confirmed that he doesn’t need surgery or injections to repair it.
Instead, James just needs to stay off his feet for the next 4-6 weeks for a full recovery.
Well, he’s got plenty of time to rest now that the Lakers are out of the playoffs.
Season 20 Coming Up
One of the best storylines of this NBA season – and the only highlight for the Lakers – was James’ performance at 37 years old.
Despite his age, James was putting up a crazy 30.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 6.2 assists per game.
He was the most important player for the Lakers and one of the most dominant guys in the entire league.
This means that he will probably still be a force of nature next season too.
That’s what the Lakers are counting on.
The front office is planning many changes to right the wrongs and get the team back on track.
However, James will undoubtedly be a part of the team’s future – they don’t want him to change one bit.
Based on his comments, it sounds like James has beaten back Father Time once again.