LeBron James‘ right foot issue has officially been classified as a “tendon injury” … which will keep the Lakers superstar sidelined at least three weeks, the team announced Thursday.
It’s unclear if James will play again this season … as he will be reevaluated again after his time away.
The news is a big blow to the Lakers, who are trying to claw their way into playoff contention with the season winding down.
L.A. is currently 11th in the Western Conference standings with a 30-33 record … and will need to move up at least one more spot in order to make the NBA play-in tournament.
LeBron was initially listed out of Tuesday’s matchup against the Grizzlies with a sore foot … but required more testing to figure out what exactly was wrong. He was spotted limping while wearing a big boot on his lower leg during the loss.
The Lakers have been dealing with multiple injuries recently — Anthony Davis and D’Angelo Russell also missed Wednesday night’s game against the Thunder … but despite being short-handed, the Purple and Gold were able to pull out a win.
LeBron was clearly thrilled with his teammates … saying, “Great Win Fellas!! #LakeShow”