LeBron James will be out for at least three weeks with a right foot injury, his team, the Los Angeles Lakers, announced on Thursday. The NBA’s all-time leading scorer limped out of the arena after Sunday’s 111-108 win over the Dallas Mavericks, and the team said testing revealed a hamstring injury. “LeBron James was examined by doctors and Lakers medical staff and found that he sustained a hamstring injury in his right foot. Basketball player James will be re-examined in approximately three weeks,” the team said in a statement.
The Lakers were without James in Tuesday’s loss to Memphis and may have lost their next ten games for the 11th-ranked Western Conference team. James, 38 years old, has been in great form for the Lakers this season, averaging 29.5 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 6.9 assists, and cracked the NBA scoring record in February start. The loss of James could jeopardize the Lakers’ ambitions in James’ 20. Season to appear in the league after the season, serious harm. The tenth place would be enough to qualify for the playoffs. The top six teams in each conference are confirmed to make the playoffs.