LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James left in the second quarter with a high right ankle sprain that the Lakers said will sideline him indefinitely, and Los Angeles went on to fall 99-94 to the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday.
Two hours after the game, the Lakers announced that James is out indefinitely.
The defending NBA champions already are without All-NBA big man Anthony Davis, who has missed 14 consecutive games with a right calf injury and won’t play again until April.
James was hurt when he rolled his ankle under Solomon Hill, who was called for a foul as he reached awkwardly for a steal.
The 36-year-old superstar screamed and fell to the court clutching at his ankle, yet he got up and briefly stayed in the game.