LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – LeBron James was injured during Los Angeles’ loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday.
The injury happened with just over ten minutes left in the second quarter. James suffered a high right ankle sprain that the Lakers said will sideline him indefinitely.READ MORE: 3 Children Stabbed To Death In Reseda Apartment; Mother Suspected In Killings
While trying to go for a steal, Atlanta’s Solomon Hill collided with James’ right ankle. Hill was called for a foul. LeBron continued to play, hitting a corner 3-pointer, before he checked out and headed back to the locker room.
LeBron underwent X-rays which were negative; however, an MRI confirmed a high-ankle sprain. According to the Associated Press, the Lakers announced two hours after the game that James would be out indefinitely.READ MORE: Historic Flight Of NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Postponed Several Days Due To Technical Issue
James tweeted his dismay over the injury later Saturday:
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Nothing angers and saddens me more than not being available to and for my teammates! I’m hurt inside and out right now. 🤦🏾♂️. The road back from recovery begins now. Back soon like I never left. #ThekidfromAKRON🤴🏾
— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 21, 2021
“The mood of the team is we’re disappointed we lost, and we’ve got to come back and get one tomorrow,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel said, according to the AP. “I won’t disclose what LeBron was like (in the locker room). It’s in-house.”