LeBron James was playing through injury during the Lakers' playoff run, Shams Charania revealed. The 38-year-old legend might have an operation in the off-season.

Credit: USA Today Sports – Scanpix
Credit USA Today Sports – Scanpix

Injured in February, LeBron James returned to play without the tear being healed. 

Points this season

Points made: 116,3
Accuracy: 47,9%
Place in standings: 8
Record max: 143
Record min: 93
Best scorer: LeBron James

Shams Charania revealed during an appearance on 'The Pat McAfee Show'  that James played through a torn tendon in his foot during the postseason. There is talk of an operation during the off-season.

"He played the last few months of the season with a torn tendon in his foot that could need surgery this summer. I’m told he’s reevaluating that foot. It's very possible he might need surgery on that foot that could sideline him for two months," Charania reported.

The Los Angeles Lakers star dealt with various injuries during the season. He suffered a right foot injury in late February against the Dallas Mavericks that resulted in him missing a month.

James was listed on the injury report throughout the postseason with right foot soreness, though the injury did not cause him to miss any game time. He also was listed as questionable for multiple games in April due to right foot soreness.

Though his team lost on Monday and got swept by the Nuggets, James scored 40 points in Game 4, including 31 in the first half. He played in 47 minutes that game.

James is 38 years old and has played in 20 seasons during his career. He has said he might retire this offseason.

As he had hinted during his recovery in March, LeBron James could have foot surgery during the offseason. Maybe that's why he explained that he wasn't sure he'd be able to play next fall -- without that necessarily being linked to his retirement thoughts.


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