The Cavaliers’ LeBron James suffered a sprain on his right wrist and was not able to play when his team beat the Trail Blazers 99-94 on Wednesday, in what bookmaker software services can see is another setback for the player.
The world-famous forward was injured on Tuesday in Detroit, during the last seconds of the third quarter of his team’s 103-95 victory when he fell over Jodie Meeks, guard for the Pistons, and landed on his hands so he could break the fall.
On Wednesday, James went to the Cleveland Clinic for MRI, which showed how serious the injury was, and sources reported that there was no damage to the wrists’ structure, something that relieved many fans.
On Wednesday night, James’ place was taken by Kyrie Irving, and the player was able to score 55 points and hit a 3-pointer when 6.4 seconds were remaining in the game, sealing the victory.
James is also a doubt for that Cavs’ game against the Kings on Friday.
On Tuesday, the injury was shrugged off by the veteran, as he said that it was a “stinger”, after he entered the match in the beginning of the fourth quarter, and finished the meeting after his fall.
“I finished the game, so I’m OK,” said James.
But the player admitted that he was scared by the fall, saying that he suffered a broken left wrist after falling in a similar manner when he was a sophomore in high school.
“I broke my wrist before,” said James. “I landed on my wrist like that and actually, it was the other way around. I actually got taken out the air in high school and broke my wrist.
“So tonight I was on my way to either falling on my face, facedown or using my hands. My arms, just both of them, kind of just numbed up and I was a little scared too, for sure. Just trying to brace my fall with my hands.”
The game on Wednesday was the 10th game this season that James didn’t play in, and bookmaker software services saw that they were the most games that he missed in a season.
“The decision was made to hold him out and then for us to see going forward how much time he’ll have to sit,” Cavs coach David Blatt said. “As far as I know to the best of my knowledge, there’s no serious damage but we’re going to have to let him heal. If it takes 48 hours, great. And if it takes longer than that, that’s what it’s going to be. We’re certainly not looking at any long-term thing.”