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When is LeBron James coming back? Estimated return date of the NBA star

There was an update on NBA superstar LeBron James after the Los Angeles Lakers star suffered an injury during a game in late February.

On February 26, 38-year-old James injured his right foot when he stepped on an opponent’s foot in the third quarter of the Lakers game against the Dallas Mavericks.

James overtook Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the all-time NBA regular-season scoring list on February 7 with a whopping 38,387 points.

During the Feb. 26 game, James continued playing after he was seen telling the Lakers bench, “I heard a pop.”

He was then seen with a noticeable limp in the post-game locker room after the Lakers won 111-108 against the Mavericks.

James has since been out of action to allow his injury to heal, but the star returned briefly to the court on March 14 to participate in a shootaround with the Lakers ahead of their game against the New Orleans Pelicans.

While fans were no doubt delighted to see the legendary player back with his teammates on Tuesday without the boot he had previously seen, they may have to wait longer to see James play again.

news week has everything we know so far on the latest information on James’ injury and his possible return to basketball.

According to sports reporter Shams Charania, James’ foot is doing much better.

The star, who has been with the Lakers since his injury, no longer needs to wear protective hiking boots.

However, there is still no “concrete timeline” for James to return to action and he is reportedly “far from” being able to play.

“The Lakers are gearing up like it will take a significant chunk of the rest of the regular season to prepare for a return,” Charania said during an appearance on a sports show The Rally at Tuesday evening.

James is scheduled to have his foot re-examined on March 23. If he is able to resume basketball activities after that, it was previously thought he could potentially return in time for the Lakers’ five-game road trip, which begins March 29 in Chicago.

However, Charania’s predictions seem to indicate that he could be out at least until the end of March.

“The likelihood is that he will be out beyond that [his re-evaluation]’ said Charania The Rally.

news week emailed a representative of James for comment.

James recently posted a cryptic image on Instagram seemingly acknowledging his injury and subsequent recovery.

He posted a drawing of himself in a tank wearing his Lakers jersey and captioned the shot with a crown and hourglass emoji.

The Lakers next play the Houston Rockets on March 15th.

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