LeBron James subs out of game after injury scare

Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports
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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James subbed out of the team’s game against the Indiana Pacers on Monday night due to an injury scare, but later returned.

The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off back-to-back wins over the San Antonio Spurs this past Thanksgiving weekend. On Monday, they hosted the Indiana Pacers looking to win three games in a row.

In the first quarter, star LeBron James grabbed his left ankle after he stepped on Tyrese Haliburton’s foot. James had his ankle worked on by trainer Mike Mancias in the bench and eventually subbed out of the game to go to the locker room, per ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.

LeBron James has injury scare vs. Pacers, returns for second quarter

Luckily, the scare was just that, a scare. James returned to the Lakers bench and eventually checked back into the game for the start of the second quarter.

By halftime, James scored 14 points while shooting 5-for-11 from the field.

Entering Monday night’s game, James was averaging 25.8 points, 8.9 rebounds, 6.4 assists, and 1.3 steals while shooting 46.3-percent from the field and 28.7-percent from the three-point line.

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