The Lakers haven’t released many details about James’ condition since he suffered the injury during Sunday’s game in Dallas. He is reportedly seeking multiple medical opinions on how to proceed and will be reevaluated in two weeks.
By avoiding surgery, the 38-year-old star still has a chance to return for part of the regular season and the postseason if L.A. is able to qualify. He has been limited to 47 games this season, but continues to play at a very high level, averaging 29.5 points, 8.4 rebounds and 6.9 rebounds in 36.1 minutes per night.
James was wearing a walking boot and moving “gingerly” during the Lakers’ game at Memphis on Tuesday night, according to a TMZ Sports report. James posted an Instagram image of his injured foot on Monday.