LeBron James had an ankle sprain in the game against the Atlanta Hawks and is out indefinitely.
James exited the Lakers’ 99-94 loss to the Atlanta Hawks in the first half after a collision with Solomon Hill.
LeBron James immediately shouted in pain and rolled off the court, clutching his right leg. The Lakers called timeout to check on the 18-year veteran, with several teammates, coaches and members of the medical staff trekking across the court to surround James while he was on the floor.
James, 36, was able to stand on his own and limped back to the bench where he laced his sneakers and stayed in the game after the timeout.
On the Lakers’ first possession out of the timeout, James hit a 3 from the corner, lifting his stat line to 10 points on 3-for-6 shooting, keeping his streak intact of 1,036 straight games — including Saturday — scoring 10 points or more.
The Lakers called another timeout shortly thereafter, and James checked out of the game for good with 10:04 remaining in the second quarter, with his team trailing 34-30.
Shortly after, the Lakers made the announcement he would not return.
James knocked over a chair in frustration on his way to the locker room and received X-rays and an MRI on the ankle after the game.