Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James’ ankle injury will require a recovery period of 4 to 6 weeks, Stadium reported Thursday, March 25 (Friday, March 26, Manila time).
James suffered the high-ankle sprain on March 20 so he could conceivably be sidelined for all of April, depending on the healing process.
The four-time MVP was injured in a contest against the Atlanta Hawks.
Atlanta forward Solomon Hill rolled into James’ right ankle while chasing after a loose ball with 10:50 remaining in the 2nd quarter. James let out a scream in frustration as he grimaced while rolling around on the floor.
James, 36, is averaging 25.4 points, 7.9 rebounds and 7.9 assists in 41 games.
The Lakers have lost 3 straight games, beginning with the game in which James was injured.