LeBron James sustained a twisted left ankle during Monday night's defeat of the Utah Jazz but teammate Chris Bosh claims injury to the King is far from a catastrophe for the Miami Heat.
The four-time NBA MVP went over on his ankle after trying a move on Brandon Rush and initially attempted to continue playing. However, James was forced to check out with little over a minute remaining in the third quarter, slamming his hand on the court in frustration.
James has something of a habit of picking up a tweak during the season, and Bosh reckons that it is good news for the Heat that their star man has done so at this point in the campaign.
"He does it once a year," Bosh told reporters. "This is his time. It's usually in December, too. Got that out of the way and now we can keep moving on."
James did manage to return during the fourth period and contribute significantly to the Heat victory, although he admitted that the ankle knock was causing him some concern.
The 28-year-old finished with 30 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, while Dwayne Wade scored 27 points as the Heat triumphed 117-94.