With back to back wins following their devastating loss to Cleveland, the Lakers might finally be turning a corner without LeBron James. One does have to wonder how long they can keep this up, especially with some tougher games in the schedule coming up.
To make matters worse, there's no guarantee LeBron is coming back as soon as we all thought. In a quote by Rich Paul (James' agent), he seems to downplay expectations for The King's return.
Furthermore, in response to Amick’s tweet, former Los Angeles Chargers head team doctor David Chao spoke on the issue further, explaining on Twitter that LeBron James might have to miss another six to eight weeks or more.
The nature of the sprain is concerning. Tendon tears are tricky injuries to manage, and even trickier to predict.
Point is, all signs are saying that LeBron is nowhere close to a comeback for Los Angeles. Not only does this threaten his eligibility for NBA awards, but it also threatens the Lakers season, who need him healthy to pose their best chance at a playoff run.