LeBron James gives major update on high ankle sprain that hampered him for most of 2020-21 season

Peter Dewey
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Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James gave an update on his ankle that he injured last season.

The four-time champion revealed that his flexibility is back to where it was before and that he is no longer experiencing pain in the ankle.

However, he apparently rested for the first two months of the summer even though he returned to the Lakers’ lineup for the end of the 2020-21 season.



James clearly was at less than 100 percent when the Lakers were knocked out of the playoffs in the first round last season, but this is a good sign for the team’s outlook in the 2021-22 campaign.

James was able to appear in just 45 of the Lakers’ 72 games last season due to the injury.

He still had a strong season, as he averaged 25.0 points, 7.7 rebounds and 7.8 assists per game while shooting 51.3 percent from the field and 36.5 percent from beyond the arc last season.

A healthy James would go a long way for the Lakers as they try to make their new Big 3 of James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook work.

The Lakers begin the 2021-22 regular season on Tuesday night against the Golden State Warriors.

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Peter is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he covered the MAAC and college basketball for three years. He has worked for NBC Sports, the Connecticut Sun and the Meriden Record-Journal covering basketball and other major sports. Follow him on Twitter @peterdewey2.