LeBron James suffered another injury setback on Tuesday night when he sustained a sprained right wrist and was subsequently forced to miss the Cavaliers' incredible 99-94 win over the Portland Trial Blazers on Wednesday.
Headed into the Cavaliers' game tonight, LeBron is listed as doubtful by team personnel. This information should be a relief to Cavaliers fans who might have worried that the four-time NBA MVP was about to hit the sidelines for another long period.
To make those Cleveland fans feel even better, coach David Blatt came out on Thursday and spoke to the media about James' most recent injury. Despite struggling through his Cleveland comeback season so far, Blatt is not worried about LeBron's health at this point and says that James has not suffered any serious damage with his latest complication.
No serious damage done
"To the best of my knowledge there's no serious damage, but we're going to have to let him heal," Blatt said, Cleveland.com reported. "And if it takes 48 hours, great. If it takes longer than that, that's what it's going to be. We're certainly not looking at anything long term."
According to reports, LeBron fell on the floor with both hands late in the third quarter of the Cavaliers' 103-95 win over Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.
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James returned to the floor after the injury and scored ten points in the fourth quarter. LeBron admitted to feeling scared when he fell but claimed post-game that he wasn't injured.
LeBron loves epic Irving
However, the fact that he was stood down for Kyrie Irving's epic 55-point effort against Portland on Wednesday night proves the injury was worse than maybe James had first thought. Either way, when asked, James would only talk about the awesome performance of Irving.
"The only one talking tonight is Kyrie," James said in declining a reporter's request. He left the locker room with his wrist taped. "I'll see you all Friday."