LeBron James went down with a scary-looking injury during the first half of the Los Angeles Lakers' game versus the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday.
In a scramble for a loose ball, Hawks forward Solomon Hill dove low for the ball before James scooped it up. In the process of doing so, Hill crashed into James' right lower-leg area.
No. 23 went straight to the ground in pain, holding his lower leg in the process. He remained in such a state before getting up under his own power and staying in the game for only a brief moment.
After knocking down a three just after suffering the apparent injury, James left the court with a trainer. He was clearly frustrated while exiting as he tossed over a chair on the way to the locker room.
ESPN's Lakers reporter Dave McMenamin has the latest:
Here's a close-up view of the play which caused James to go down in pain.
LeBron James has mostly avoided any serious injuries throughout his career. Let's hope the same could be said this afternoon. We'll have to wait a bit longer to find out the severity of James' injury.
Los Angeles is already dealing with injury issues this season. Anthony Davis has missed an extended period of time as he continues to recover from an aggravated Achilles tendon.
The Lakers are a championship team, but only if both James and Davis are healthy in time for the playoffs. James has been able to hold the ship together in Davis' absence, but now there's a new concern inside Staples Center regarding No. 23's health.
Update: LeBron James will not return to Saturday's game. He is dealing with a right ankle injury, per NBA insider Shams Charania.
Stay tuned for further injury updates on LeBron James.