LeBron James reportedly played in the postseason with a torn tendon in his right foot, which may have required surgery.
If he gets surgery, James will need two months to recover.
However, The Athletic notes that he will be ready for training camp next season.
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LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to a Lakers foul during the third quarterback against the Denver Nuggets in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals at the Crypto.com Arena on May 22, 2023 in Los Angeles.(Harry Howe/Getty Images)
The 38-year-old injured his leg when his Los Angeles Lakers were 29-33 out of the playoff race. James could be seen saying he “heard a bang”.
He missed 13 games. But in his absence and after his return, the Lakers fired up and earned a seventh seed in the Western Conference playoffs.
The Lakers defeated the second-seeded Memphis Grizzlies in the first round of the playoffs before defeating the defending champion Golden State Warriors.
They lost to the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Finals.
LeBron James to the Lakers(Jason Miller/Getty Images)
James averaged 24.5 points, 9.9 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game in the playoffs. He scored 27.8 points against Denver, including 40 points in the Lakers’ last game of the season.
The all-time NBA scoring leader made a splash when he seemed to hint that he was considering retirement.
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“We’ll see what happens next,” James said. “I don’t know. I don’t know. I have a lot to think about, to be honest. As for me personally, when I play basketball, I have a lot to think about.
“I think I’ll think about my career when I’m done, but I don’t know. The only thing I’m worried about is being available to my teammates and I don’t like the fact that I’m playing as many games as I would like because of the injury. That’s the only thing I care about is being available to my teammates.”
LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers during a game against the New Orleans Pelicans on April 1, 2022 at the Crypto.Com Arena in Los Angeles.(Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images)
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If he doesn’t retire, James will play in his 21st season in the NBA later this year.
Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Willie Adams was out of Friday’s game against the San Francisco Giants after being hit by a foul ball in a dugout. The game was stopped for several minutes as Adams was visited by coaches and doctors. He was eventually helped into the club and taken to the hospital for further examination.
The ball hit Adams in the side of the head, and after the game, Brewers manager Craig Counsell told reporters that Adams was “always alert and responsive.” via MLB.com. He has no fractures and will remain in the hospital overnight so that his condition can be monitored. Adames will be included on the injured list on Saturday.
The line drive was hit by Brewers utility worker Brian Anderson in the second inning. Anderson was very emotional on the pitch when Adams was helped in the dugout and went straight to the clubhouse to check on his teammate after he landed to complete his at-bat. Here’s what happened:
Adams was replaced at shortstop by rookie Bryce Turang after half time. Turang, the club’s regular second baseman, is the most likely replacement in the near future while Adams is on the injured list.
Adams, 27, entered the game Friday with a .205/.289/.384 batting line and nine home runs for the season. He played in all 51 Milwaukee games. The Brewers acquired Adams in a trade that saw Drew Rasmussen move to the Tampa Bay Rays in 2021. He is scheduled to become a free agent after the 2024 season.
Despite a crushing loss on Friday (MIL 15, SF 1), the Brewers remain in first place in the NL Central, 27-24.
In competitive games, records are meaningless. Competition shouldn’t matter either. It’s just two teams competing against each other out of pride and bragging rights.
But it’s all based on the assumption that both teams will take the field. US Open Cup.
The Galaxy, who had the worst start in their history, started with the first team knowing that the Open Cup probably represented their best shot at a trophy this year.
LAFC, the reigning MLS Cup and Supporters’ Shield winners, have rested their regulars and set out with a squad of stand-ins and reserves. With the two-legged CONCACAF Champions League final kicking off next week, the team didn’t even bother to dress their two designated players, Carlos Vela and Denis Buanga, who combined scored 14 of the team’s 23 goals in MLS play.
No wonder Team A beat Team B thanks to goals from Tyler Boyd and Ricky Puig at the beginning of the second, they helped bring the Galaxy to 2-0 win at the half-empty BMO stadium.
“It doesn’t matter who is on the other side. It doesn’t matter who’s playing,” said Galaxy coach Greg Vanni, whose team desperately needed a win – any win. “These games are always difficult.
“You’re on the road against your opponent and it’s a knockout type game. And it’s a difficult place to play, right? They don’t lose many games here.”
In fact, Tuesday’s loss was LAFC’s first home loss to an MLS rival since October. It was also Galaxy’s eighth win in 19 El Trafico games – no team has beaten LAFC more often – sending the team to the Open Bowl quarter-finals next month against winners Colorado Rapids-Real Salt Lake on Wednesday. In the evening.
Most importantly, however, this win gives a huge boost to a team that sits bottom of the MLS standings with two wins in 13 games and is undefeated in two Open Cup matches.
“That keeps us in this competition. We are three games away from a potential trophy,” Vanni said.
“It doesn’t matter what trophy, it’s a trophy. For us, each of these games is important for different reasons. And ultimately it’s also about trying to win a trophy and cement some legacy with this group as we try to get back into the league. [race]”.
This is a race in which LAFC is in the lead. Despite being knocked out of the Open Cup in a Round of 16 loss to Galaxy for the second time in as many seasons, he remains at the top of the Western Conference standings, having lost only three times in 20 games in all competitions this season. . With little to prove and the Champions League final just around the corner, LAFC coach Steve Cerundolo has decided to give his regulars a rest.
Despite this, LAFC dominated the early game due to a mistake by Galaxy goaltender Jonathan Klinsmann that nearly resulted in a goal in the 21st minute. But Galaxy defender Calegari got his body between Stipe Bueck’s shot and the open net to keep the game from scoring. Two minutes later, Klinsmann parried Kwadvo Opoka’s shot into the near post, then dived to the other post in the 30th minute to hit Mateusz Bogush’s free-kick from the height of the penalty area.
Shortly before half-time, Klinsmann, who posted a season-high six saves, made two spectacular stops seconds apart, absorbing a Bogusz shot from the top of the box, then jumped before an Opoka header from the rebound.
Galaxy’s best chance in the first half came from Puig’s penalty in the 34th minute. But LAFC goaltender Eldin Jakupović guessed right and softened the blow, extending Galaxy’s goalless streak away to 627 minutes, which was in the first half of Game 1 of the season.
The Galaxy took the upper hand in the second half as Boyd came off the bench and put the team on the scoreboard with a left foot kick from the center of the box four minutes later. Galaxy only had to wait three minutes for their next away goal, with Puig doubling the lead in the 52nd minute.