Report: LeBron James dealing with new type of ankle injury as Lakers list him out vs. Spurs

Peter Dewey
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Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James reportedly won’t play in the team’s game on Tuesday against the San Antonio Spurs.

James is dealing with an ankle injury that he suffered in Sunday’s win over the Memphis Grizzlies. James also could miss the team’s game tomorrow against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

This is a major blow to the Lakers, but they still should be able to handle a Spurs team that comes into this matchup with a 1-2 record.

James, who has started the season off strong, dealt with an ankle injury last season that caused him to miss a large chunk of the year.

The Lakers fell to the No. 7 seed because of it, and they are making sure that the superstar doesn’t aggravate the ankle further in this matchup.

On the season, James is averaging 26.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game while shooting 46.7 percent from the field and 48.3 percent from beyond the arc.

The Lakers and Spurs are scheduled to tip off at 5:30 p.m. PST on Tuesday.

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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.