LeBron James

Lakers star LeBron James misses Spurs game

Reuters
Lakers star LeBron James misses Spurs game

SIDELINED. The Lakers try to pick up from their rough start minus LeBron James.

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LeBron James’ injury status remains ‘day-to-day,’ with the Lakers noting that it’s unrelated to the high right ankle sprain that sidelined the four-time MVP last season

Lakers star LeBron James sat out Los Angeles’ road game against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday, October 26 (Wednesday, October 27, Manila time) due to right ankle soreness.

Malik Monk drew the start in place of the four-time league MVP.

James was injured Sunday as the Lakers earned their first win in three games this season, a 121-118 decision over the Memphis Grizzlies, though he remained in the game.

Lakers coach Frank Vogel said of James before the Tuesday game, “He’s just day-to-day, and he’ll get evaluated again tomorrow and see what the soreness is like and make a decision then.”

Vogel added that the club is employing “a marathon approach” regarding James’ fitness. The coach also said that the latest ailment is unrelated to the high right ankle sprain that kept James out of 26 games between March and May last season.

James, 36, is averaging 26 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 5.3 assists through three games this season, down from his career norms of 27 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 7.4 assists. – Rappler.com