LeBron James was reportedly playing in the postseason with a torn tendon in his right foot that could require surgery.
If he undergoes surgery, James would need two months to recover.
However, The Athletic notes he’d be ready for training camp next season.
They were swept by the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference finals.
LeBron James on the Lakers (Jason Miller/Getty Images)
James averaged 24.5 points, 9.9 rebounds and 6.5 assists per contest in the playoffs. He put up 27.8 points in the sweep against Denver, including a 40-spot in the final game of the Lakers’ season.
The NBA’s all-time scoring leader created a stir when he seemed to hint he was contemplating retiring.
LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers during a game against the New Orleans Pelicans April 1, 2022, at Crypto.Com Arena in Los Angeles. (Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images)
If he doesn’t retire, James will play in his 21st NBA season later this year.