LeBron James is expected to have a foot surgery to repair a torn tendon, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
The superstar of the LA Lakers has been dealing with the injury for a few months now and played through it during the playoffs. It seems, though, that he can’t avoid surgery to repair the damage.
“He played the last few months of the season with a torn tendon in his foot that could need surgery this summer. I’m told he’s reevaluating that foot. It’s very possible he might need surgery on that foot that could sideline him for two months,” Shams Charania said during his appearance in the Pat McAfee Show.
LeBron James revealed that he is unsure if he will return to the LA Lakers lineup for his 21st NBA season after the elimination from the NBA Finals.
“We’ll see what happens going forward,” James said in the final answer of his postgame news conference. “I don’t know. I don’t know. I’ve got a lot to think about, to be honest. Just for me personally going forward with the game of basketball, I’ve got a lot to think about.”
LeBron James scored 31 of his 40 points in the first half, but missed two tying shots in the final seconds and the Denver Nuggets went on to win Game 4 (113-111) and sweep the series (4-0).
LeBron James and the Lakers had a remarkable playoff run as the No.7 seed in the West, but ended the postseason in a disappointing way with four straight defeats.
James is under contract for $46.9M next season with the Lakers, who are expected to enter an offseason of uncertainty until their superstar makes his intentions clear. The four-time NBA champion and all-time scoring leader has two years, $97M remaining on his contract, but the final year is a player option.