Lakers’ LeBron James Returns from Foot Injury vs. Bulls; 1st Game Since Feb. 26
LeBron James will return to the floor Sunday.
The Los Angeles Lakers star has been upgraded to available and will come off the bench against the Chicago Bulls after testing his injured foot in pregame warm-ups.
This is just the second time in LeBron’s career that he’s come off the bench (12/11/07 vs. Indiana).
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) March 26, 2023
James, 38, last played on Feb. 26 as he recovered from a tendon injury in his right foot. The Lakers have gone 8-5 in his stead, keeping the ship afloat during a crucial period as the team looks to secure a playoff berth or a spot in the play-in tournament.
Currently the team is 37-37 and in eighth place in the Western Conference, just 1.5 games behind the Golden State Warriors in the No. 6 seed, the last guaranteed playoff berth. The Lakers are also just one game ahead of the Dallas Mavericks and two games ahead of the Utah Jazz, with both teams currently out of the play-in tournament.