LeBron James, LeBron James to miss Cavs’ final two games after ankle injury
Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James will miss his final two regular season games with a left ankle injury, according to multiple reports.
James had surgery Thursday night and is expected to miss the rest of the regular season with a fractured left tibia, which is a result of an accidental collision during a March 4 game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
The injury will likely keep James out of Friday night’s game against Detroit.
The Cavs announced Wednesday night that James had surgery to repair a ligament injury.
James is expected back Friday night against the Knicks.
A few hours later, James was in Cleveland to have surgery.
“He’s in a lot of pain right now,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said Thursday night.
“He’s not feeling well.
We’ll see what happens.
But he’s in great spirits, he’s feeling good.
Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving, left, and LeBron James have been sidelined by ankle injuries.
In addition to missing the final two of Cleveland’s regular season, James will be out of a possible game against Minnesota on Friday night due to a hamstring injury.
The Cavaliers were playing their final regular season game against Dallas on Friday afternoon when James went down with a right ankle injury.
If James does not play Friday, it will be the fourth time in the last five seasons he has missed a game due to an ankle injury and the third time in three seasons he hasn’t played in a game because of a toe injury.
In the four previous years, he has played in all four games due to ankle issues, and last season he had to leave Cleveland’s last game against Miami after he fractured his left ankle against the Heat.
He played in the game, but left with a toe issue.
Last season, he played in four games and missed the next two with a knee injury.