Lakers Issue Surprising LeBron James Injury Update
The Lakers issued a surprising LeBron James injury update on Saturday.
Coming into the season expectations were sky high for how Los Angeles would perform. The addition of Anthony Davis alongside James was supposed to propel the franchise to new heights.
Surely enough, through the first 29 games of the season, the Lakers have been very successful.
More than a third of the way through the regular season, the Lakers boast a 24-5 record and have consistently been one of the best teams in the NBA.
Having already established themselves as one of the best regular season teams in the league, LA is now switching focus to the looming playoffs.
Davis has already seen his workload reduced considerably in the last few weeks. Now it is James’ turn.
After playing a ton of minutes in the Lakers’ recent games against the Indiana Pacers and Milwaukee Bucks, James is about to get a bit of a rest.
LeBron James has a thoracic muscle strain and is doubtful to play tomorrow against Denver. We’ll see if Frank Vogel has some details about when it happened, etc., in a moment.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) December 21, 2019
According to team insider Mike Trudell, James is “doubtful to play tomorrow against Denver” as a result of a “thoracic muscle strain.”
Team head coach Frank Vogel indicated that the injury occurred during the Lakers’ game with the Pacers, and that James powered through it during the Bucks game.
Presently, the Lakers have the second best record in the entire NBA and lead the Western Conference by 3.5 games. Based on that, the team has more than enough room to rest both James and Davis for stretches to ensure maximum effectiveness come the playoffs.
Next up for Los Angeles will be a game on Sunday against the Denver Nuggets.