NBA
March 22, 2021

LeBron James Will Miss 'Multiple Weeks' with High Ankle Sprain

The Lakers' repeat bid just took another big hit. 

Lakers superstar — and MVP frontrunner — LeBron James is expected to miss multiple weeks due to a high right ankle sprain, according to The Athletic. 

James suffered the injury Saturday after diving for a loose ball and colliding with Solomon Hill against the Atlanta Hawks

While the play appeared to be kosher, some Lakers were not pleased with Hill after the game.

The Lakers have been snake bitten by injuries to their top players, with Anthony Davis already nursing a calf injury.

The Lakers are a deep and versatile team that was still playing incredible defense even without Davis, but losing James will make it difficult for Los Angeles to tread water in the competitive Western Conference. 

James is averaging 25.4 points, 7.9 rebounds and 7.9 assists this season. 

The Lakers will look to Dennis Schroder, Montrezl Harrell, Kyle Kuzma and Talen Horton-Tucker to carry the burden while their two stars recover. 

As James recuperates his injury, he's stuck with the team on the road trip with a boot on his leg, a gesture that has not gone unnoticed by teammates.

The Lakers are currently 28-15, good for third place in the Western Conference. 

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