Three weeks after LeBron James suffered a right foot tendon injury, Lakers coach Darvin Ham has today offered the most positive update yet.
“We anticipate him coming back at some point (this season),” Ham said.
While James remains without a firm timetable to return, this update seems to imply that it’s possible James could be back in action before the end of the regular season as the Lakers have ten games remaining before the play-in.
LeBron has also been working out three times per day and Ham described the sessions as “intense” and said “they’re going well”.
“Everything is going according to plan,” Ham added.
It’s also being reported that LeBron may have recently received the same PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy) that Kobe Bryant flew to Germany for late in his career.
The treatment is now available in the US, so James may not have even had to leave the country for it, but as his teammate Dennis Schroder hinted, it is working wonders.
Dennis Schroder on LeBron James’ return timeline: “I know. I can’t say too much … But German doctors are great. That’s all I’m saying” pic.twitter.com/JV1zED2mqX
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) March 17, 2023
In a recent Instagram story, James posted a photo of him receiving some kind of treatment, so it seems he really is doing everything he can to get back on the court as soon as possible.
Looks like LeBron James is close to returning 👀 pic.twitter.com/Jr8Qag4tv4
— Kit Guinhawa (@BeatKit22) March 18, 2023
The Lakers are 11th in the West with a 34-37 record, so their next slate of games will be of huge importance.