Lakers’ LeBron James Teases Return In Instagram Exercise Video: ‘Coming Quickly To A Metropolis Close to You’ – NewsOpener

LeBron James has been out with a high-ankle sprain since Solomon Hill collided with him in a March 20 sport in opposition to the Atlanta Hawks. Nonetheless, by all indications, James is nearing his return to the ground. The preliminary prognosis referred to as for a four-to-six-week absence, and we’re proper in the course of that timeline. James has been nearly supernaturally sturdy throughout his 18-year NBA profession, so it appears unlikely that an damage as pedestrian as an ankle sprain would hold him out for much longer. 

James himself is making it clear that he’s near returning. On Monday, he shared a video of himself working and taking a layup on Instagram. The caption began with “coming quickly to a metropolis close to you.”

This isn’t the primary time James has hinted at his personal progress. On April 8, he shared one other submit indicating that each he and Anthony Davis, who was out with a calf damage, had been near full energy. Davis has since returned to the court docket for the Lakers

The Lakers are at present on the highway and can play the Orlando Magic Monday and Washington Wizards Wednesday. They then return dwelling Friday for a date with the Sacramento Kings, lacking star level guard De’Aaron Fox, earlier than internet hosting the Raptors. The schedule will get tougher from there with dwelling video games in opposition to the Nuggets, Clippers and Suns and a visit to Portland developing. 

The Lakers would ideally prefer to have James again and wholesome by then, as a result of proper now, they’re combating to carry on to the No. 5 seed within the Western Convention. They’ve additionally misplaced the tiebreaker to the Dallas Mavericks, their prime competitors for that seed. Falling to No. 6 would imply going through the Clippers or Suns within the first spherical, whereas staying at No. 5 would possible guarantee a date with the injury-depleted Nuggets. 

However with James and Davis wholesome, the Lakers imagine they’ll beat anyone. They’re the defending champions for a cause, and if James is to be believed, they’ll be again to full energy quickly sufficient. 

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