Lakers’ LeBron James Suffering From Sore Ankle, Hopes To Play Vs. Spurs

Lakers star LeBron James said he reaggravated a right ankle injury suffered last season in Sunday’s win over the Grizzlies, but is hoping to play Tuesday at San Antonio.LeBron James

James, 36, had the ankle stepped on by Grizzlies guard Desmond Bane after Bane attempted a layup midway through the second quarter.

“The first thing I was thinking to myself was, ‘Not again,’ because it was kind of similar but not the same kind of play, a guy falling onto my leg, and there’s nothing you can do about it,” James said.

“I couldn’t get my leg out of there in time, so just wanted to try to take a moment on the floor, hopefully it wasn’t getting worse.”

Later in the game, James took a scary spill under the basket after leaping in an effort to finish a failed alley-oop attempt.

But he said he intends to receive continuous treatment and hopes to play vs. the Spurs — in the Lakers’ first road game of the season.

“I had an opportunity to tie my shoe again and see if I could continue to go, and I was able to continue to go,” James said. “But it’s a little sore right now, and, obviously, I think it’s going to be a little sore tomorrow when I wake up.

“But I’m an around-the-clock guy when it comes to treatment, so hopefully I’ll be ready to go on Tuesday.”

James is averaging 26.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists in three games, with LA sitting at 1-2. He finished with 19 points vs. the Grizzlies. You can check out the full recap of that game on Hoops Wire right here.

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