LeBron is out indefinitely with ankle sprain.
According to Mike Trudell (Lakers team reporter), the Los Angeles Lakers confirmed that LeBron James is our indefinitely after suffering a high right ankle sprain in last night game against the Atlanta Hawks.
Injury update: LeBron James has a high right ankle sprain; he’ll be out indefinitely.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) March 20, 2021
“Nothing angers and saddens me more than not being available to and for my teammates!” James tweeted Saturday evening. “I’m hurt inside and out right now. The road back from recovery begins now. Back soon like I never left.”
In the second quarter of the game, veteran Solomon Hill fell into the side of James’ leg while trying to grab a loose ball, causing the 36-year-old’s ankle to roll outward.
Via Spectrum SportsNet:
LeBron James tweaked his right ankle then returned to the game briefly before heading to the locker room.
Hoping for the best for LeBron. ? pic.twitter.com/ySToneJwhC
— Spectrum SportsNet (@SpectrumSN) March 20, 2021
Hill was assessed a foul. James remained in the game for almost another minute after a Lakers timeout, connecting on a 3-pointer before exiting for good early in the second quarter.
Hill publicly addressed the play on Twitter, denying any ill intent and wishing James a “speedy recovery.”
Entering Saturday’s tilt, James had averaged 25.8 points, 8.1 rebounds, eight assists, and 1.1 steals per game this season. His 34.5 minutes per appearance rank first on the Lakers and 24th in the NBA.