The Los Angeles Lakers expect superstar LeBron James to return from his right foot injury at “some point (this season),” head coach Darwin Ham told reporters Sunday.
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James has missed the Lakers’ past 10 games with an injury to a tendon in his right foot.
The four-time NBA champion suffered the injury back on Feb. 26 in a win over the Dallas Mavericks. James finished the game, but he left the arena with a pronounced limp.
The Lakers are currently in the thick of the playoff race in the Western Conference, as prior to Sunday’s results, they sat in 11th place with a 34-37 record, one spot outside the final spot in the NBA’s play-in tournament.
James leads the Lakers in scoring at 29.5 points per game, and said at the All-Star that the team’s closing stretch this season would be some of the most important games he has played — noting he didn’t want to miss the postseason for a second consecutive year.
The Lakers currently have 11 games left this season, including a matchup with the lowly Orlando Magic on Sunday night.
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