Lakers Playoff Hopes Still Alive After Crucial LeBron James Injury Update

Lakers star LeBron James

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The Los Angeles Lakers took a brutal blow after LeBron James fell to injury.

Nearly everyone has been holding their breath, as it wasn’t looking good at all. Especially after James claimed he “heard it pop.”

However, a crucial update has been revealed regarding LeBron James and luckily it’s good news for the Lakers.

According to Chris Haynes, James does not require surgery for his injured foot.

This is a huge sigh of relief for the Lakers. Especially considering they’re very much still in the thick of the playoff race.

So, postseason hopes are still alive in Los Angeles. Even so, there is no confirmed timeline of when James will return to action.

Although this is good news, there is still a possibility the Lakers are without LeBron for quite some time.

However, if LA can remain in the playoff hunt in the final months of the regular season, then LeBron James could certainly come back just in time to help with the playoff push.

Additionally, James avoiding surgery at this point of his career is massive in its own right. He’s nearing the end and surgery now could shorten his potential plans beyond this season.

With that said, keep an eye on the Lakers as they aim to make a playoff push, with or without LeBron James.