LeBron to miss 2nd exhibition game with sprained ankle
ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 07, 2017 07:55 AM
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James speaks in Cleveland after the Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors 137-116 in Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
By Tom Withers, Associated Press
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James will sit out Friday’s (Saturday, PHL time) exhibition game against the Indiana Pacers as he recovers from a sprained left ankle.
James got hurt on Sept. 27 (Sept. 28, PHL time) when he stepped on a teammate’s foot in practice. He took part in Cleveland’s workout on Thursday (Friday, PHL time) and the club wanted to see how he responded before deciding if he would try to go against the Pacers. He’s going to sit again as a precaution, the team said.
The three-time champion also missed Wednesday’s (Thursday, PHL time) preseason opener against Atlanta. Cleveland next plays on Tuesday against Chicago.
James and his teammates attended Thursday night’s (Friday, PHL time) AL Division Series matchup between the Indians and New York Yankees.
Iman Shumpert will miss Friday’s (Saturday, PHL time) game with a sprained left foot that is expected to keep him out for a week or more.
The Cavaliers open the regular season on Oct. 17 (Oct. 18, PHL time) against the Boston Celtics.