Here is why LeBron James is feeling ‘optimism’ with ankle injury
While LeBron James missed roughly six weeks with a sprained ankle before returning, only to experience soreness and have to shut it down again. Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James has missed four straight games with an ankle injury that is expected to linger through the rest of the season, but the Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly feeling better about the situation following the King's latest workouts.

Frank Vogel told reporters on Monday that James was a full participant at practice. The Lakers coach would not say what that means for LeBron’s availability for Tuesday’s game against the New York Knicks, but ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that there is “more optimism” regarding the injury after James practiced on Sunday and Monday.

James missed roughly six weeks with a sprained ankle before returning, only to experience soreness and have to shut it down again. A recent report claimed the injury is not going to get a lot better and is something LeBron will simply have to play through as the season continues.

While it is good news that LeBron practiced without pain, the injury will have to be managed down the stretch. It sounds like one that he has a high probability of aggravating at any time.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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