Lakers to be without LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Jared Dudley vs. Suns
Mar 21, 2021, 3:43 PM | Updated: 4:33 pm
(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
LeBron James left in the second quarter of Saturday night’s game against the Atlanta Hawks with a high right ankle sprain that the Los Angeles Lakers said will sideline him indefinitely.
The Lakers’ injury report for Sunday night’s game against the Phoenix Suns listed James, Anthony Davis and former Sun Jared Dudley (right MCL tear) as out.
Davis has missed 14 consecutive games with a right calf injury and likely won’t play again until April.
“Nothing angers and saddens me more than not being available to and for my teammates!” James tweeted later Saturday.
“I’m hurt inside and out right now. The road back from recovery begins now. Back soon like I never left.”
James was hurt when he rolled his ankle under former Arizona Wildcat Solomon Hill, who was called for a foul as he reached awkwardly for a steal.
The 36-year-old superstar screamed and fell to the court clutching at his ankle, yet he got up and briefly stayed in the game.
After the injury, James hit a corner 3-pointer that extended his NBA-record streak of games with at least 10 points to 1,036, but he called a timeout and left the court shortly afterward.
James knocked over a chair in frustration as he went to the locker room.
The 17-time All-Star’s injury could shake the NBA’s balance of power if it turns out to be serious.
The Suns host the Lakers at Phoenix Suns Arena at 7 p.m.
Catch all the action on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.