LeBron James has put up very impressive numbers this season, especially considering that he is 38 years old and has been playing with a torn tendon in his foot for the past few months. He finished 2022-23 with 28.9 points (the most ever for a 38-year-old player), 8.3 rebounds and 6.3 assists in the regular season, along with 24.5 points, 9.9 rebounds and 6.5 assists in the playoffs.
What makes this output even more impressive is the fact that King apparently struggled with an ongoing injury in the last stretch of the season. According to Shams Charania, LeBron James has been playing with a fractured tendon in his foot and may undergo surgery to fix it this summer.
“He played the last few months of the season with a torn tendon in his foot, which may need surgery this summer.” Charania said on the Pat McAfee Show. “I’m told he’s reevaluating that foot. It’s very possible that he needs surgery on that foot that could keep him out of practice for a couple of months. Two months in the offseason to fix that foot.”.
“LeBron James played the last few months of the season with a torn tendon in his foot that could need surgery this summer….
He’s gonna take the next couple months to get reenergized and I fully expect him to play next season.” ~ @ShamsCharania #PMSLive pic.twitter.com/WBBJ2Ciguh
– Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) May 25, 2023
After the Lakers’ Game 4 loss to Nikola Jokic’s Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference semifinals, James made some cryptic comments about his future that led to much speculation that he may have played the last game of his career.
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