LeBron James missed the epic match with Stephen Curry after NBA All-Star: Is the injury a concern?

After playing gently at NBA All-Star 2024, LeBron James will continue to be sidelined to recover from the ankle injury that has been plaguing him for many weeks.

Before entering the All-Star break, LeBron James had to miss a match of the Los Angeles Lakers because of a left ankle injury.

He continued to be absent from practice with the Western All-Star team, held the press conference one day later than expected and only played 13 minutes at the 2024 All-Star Game despite being the captain.

Now LeBron James will continue to miss the game due to injury, missing the epic match with Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors taking place on the morning of February 23.

LeBron James will not be able to rematch with Stephen Curry on the morning of February 23 because of a left ankle injury
According to updated information on the Los Angeles Lakers homepage, LeBron James is still in the process of recovering from his left ankle injury. Specifically, the star born in 1984 has pain due to swelling of the ankle tendons and ligaments (ankle peroneal tendinopathy).

At the NBA All-Star 2024 press conference, LeBron said he will use the days off this mid-season to continue treatment and rehabilitate his sore ankle. At the same time, the Los Angeles star also revealed that he might miss the match against the Golden State Warriors.

LeBron James played just 13 minutes in the 2024 NBA All-Star game, almost the lowest among the 24 players on the field.
Up to now, the above scenario has become a reality when LeBron James officially sat out the epic match with Stephen Curry and the Warriors on Friday morning.

The Lakers will have 2 more matches in the next 3 days, including hosting the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday morning (back-to-back) and a trip to the Phoenix Suns on Monday morning, all in Vietnam time. Male.

LeBron’s ability to play in the two matches against San Antonio and Phoenix has not yet been determined.

Los Angeles Lakers will have 3 matches in the next 4 days, it is still unclear whether LeBron will play in the next two matches or not.
The question is whether James’s injury is a concern or not? ESPN quoted their sources as saying that LeBron will definitely not have to take a long break from competition, just controlling the load level and number of minutes played combined with treatment.

In the recent 2024 NBA All-Star match, James only played for 13 minutes in the first 2 rounds and then sat out the entire 3rd and 4th rounds for the same reason.

“There are no concerns that James will be out for too long. LeBron’s team is just trying to take advantage of the All-Star break to treat as much as possible, helping LeBron’s ankle improve towards the sprint phase of the season ,” ESPN wrote.

This is the third time LeBron James has been told to retire from the game due to left ankle pain. In the previous two times with a total of 7 games, the “king” was sidelined, the Los Angeles Lakers won 4 and lost 3 matches.

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