LeBron James Calls Out Reports on Timetable for His Return From Injury: ‘I Speak for Myself’

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LeBron James took to Twitter on Thursday to provide an update on his right foot injury, which has kept the Los Angeles Lakers superstar sidelined since Feb. 26.

James’ update arrives just hours after ESPN’s Dave McMenamin reported that LeBron intends to play in the final week of the regular season.

“There wasn’t an evaluation today and there hasn’t been any target date for my return,” LeBron wrote. “I’m just working around the clock, every day(3X a day) to give myself to best chance of coming back full strength whenever that is. God bless y’all sources. I speak for myself!”

LeBron’s comments might suggest he might not return to the court this regular season. The Lakers on Thursday announced that James had resumed on-court activity and is on a “gradual basketball movement progression.”

“There’s an increasing optimism that Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James could return to play a few games in the final week of the regular season,” the team told NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski.

The news comes with the Lakers fighting for a playoff spot in the Western Conference, as the team currently holds the No. 10 seed with a 36–37 record. Prior to getting injured during a key win against the Dallas Mavericks last month, LeBron was averaging 29.5 points, 8.4 rebounds and 6.9 assists per game this season.