LeBron James returned to action against the Pelicans after missing three games due to a foot injury. It was reported that the four-time NBA championship has lingering foot issue that he might have to deal with for the rest of the season.
After the New Orleans game in which James scored 21 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished out 6 assists, he was asked if he was relieved when the foot imaging returned negative.
“Yeah, absolutely,” LeBron said. “Just to know that there’s no structural damage. No stress reaction, no stress fracture, no bone chips or breaks, or anything like that.
“It was just something that had to wear down or calm down from last Tuesday. I was able to not stress it as much because I haven’t been able to play the last three games.
“Got some really good work in Portland and felt confident that I can go tonight after getting some work in this morning on the court. Felt pretty good about it. My ankle and my foot feels pretty good right now, so it’s a good start.”