LA Times reports that LeBron’s eldest son Bronny James went under the knife for what could amount to season-ending surgery.
Bronny James has been hyped up as a potential successor to his father. This is obviously in part due to the pedigree he has, but Bronny also seems to be skilled for a high school player at his height.
The 16-year-old is now going to be a junior in high school next year. He’s a 5-star recruit, but he needs to take a few steps to reach true high school stardom.
Usually, players who don’t earn McDonald’s All-American consideration are highly unlikely to make the team. Recovery from a meniscus tear for a growing athlete like Bronnny, who gained a few inches this year, could be problematic.
Bronny actually suffered this injury 3 weeks ago. But he only had this surgery yesterday, and this revealed his status for the remainder of the season.
How much will Bronny James be affected by this injury?
Recovery timelines for high school students with knee injuries have a very high variance. A 3-6 week absence is a bare minimum for an injury of this magnitude.
There’s no telling how many games James will miss this spring if prep basketball is given the green light to play. Sierra Canyon has competed as a club team called CBC (California Basketball Club) this year.
Bronny James Jr. reportedly suffered a meniscus injury and will likely miss his sophomore HS season, via @Tarek_Fattal.
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They plan to compete March 5 in Utah against Seattle Rotary. There are also rumblings that CBC will play other out-of-state games in March.
Bronny will likely have to make up for lost time through AAU tournaments, whenever the touring resumes. His freshman year averages need some serious bumping up if Bronny is to prove to be worthy of the hype around him.