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“LeBron James will return to play in 3-4 weeks”: Gloria James reveals Lakers MVP’s timetable after suffering from a right ankle sprain

Samir Mehdi
|Thu Apr 01 2021


LeBron James’s mom Gloria James says that her son will return to play for the Lakers in about 3-4 weeks following ankle sprain injury. 

The injury-riddled Los Angeles Lakers have had a rough patch of games ever since LeBron James suffered an injury to his right ankle on March 20th in their loss to the Atlanta Hawks.

The Lakers currently hold the 4th seed out West but are clinging on to it as hard as they can as the Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers are gaining speed on the final homecourt advantage spot in the standings. 

The Lakers are 2-4 this season without LeBron James, which should be expected as he is the engine that powers their offense night in and night out.

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Not to mention the fact that LeBron was on pace to have perhaps his best defensive season of all time, trumping his 2012-13 season as well, where he got ‘robbed’ of DPOY by Marc Gasol. 

With Anthony Davis out as well, the Lakers’ best player has been Dennis Schroder for the most part. They recently signed former Cavalier Andre Drummond to help keep them afloat in the loaded West until AD and the ‘King’ make their return. 

Gloria James believes LeBron James will be back in 3-4 weeks

With the Lakers having gone through such a rough stretch of games, the only thing on fans’ minds is when LeBron James will make his return to play.

It was reported on March 26th that the Lakers will be extra cautious with the injury, sidelining him for about 5-6 weeks. James’s mom, Gloria, has a slightly different timetable in mind. 

Gloria James says that her son will return to play in about 3-4 weeks. This is a two-week difference between what the Lakers released on their injury reports, and what Gloria believes to be the timetable for his return. 

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Regardless, both are significant durations of time that show the severity of the injury. The 36-year-old hasn’t had a whole lot of luck with his ankles this season after twisting his left ankle in the season opener against the Clippers.

This necessitated his presence on the injury list for nearly 2 months. However, he did play through the injury, not missing a single game, except the one right before the All-Star break. 


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Samir Mehdi

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Covering everything from Wilt Chamberlain's offensive goaltending games in 1962 to Ja Morant's points in the paint absurdity in 2022.

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