LeBron James injury update: the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar suffered an ankle injury on Wednesday night against the Chicago Bulls.
Cleveland Cavaliers star forward LeBron James injured his ankle after landing awkwardly on the foot of Michael Carter-Williams during the third quarter of his team’s contest against the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night. James walked off the court under his own power, but has not yet returned to the game.
LeBron tweaked his ankle. He is out of the game for now. You would think he would stay out, but it's not official yet.
— Lance Roberson (@lance_972) January 5, 2017
Before the injury, James was 9-of-18 for 24 points with five rebounds and seven assists. He’s helped lead the Cavaliers to a 26-7 record so far this season – good enough for first place in the Eastern Conference.
James, 32, is one of the most durable players in the NBA. It remains to be seen whether he’ll miss time from the injury.
Update: James returned to the contest with just under nine minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. It looks like he’s okay.