Cavaliers star LeBron James makes it through practice without pain in right elbowBy Tom Withers, AP
Thursday, May 6, 2010
James’ elbow passes practice test
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Cavaliers star LeBron James says a few day’s rest and treatment has helped his injured right elbow.
James, who has been bothered by a sprain and bone bruise, made it through practice Thursday without feeling any pain. He participated in all contact drills.
James said doctors have told him the injury will likely bother him throughout the postseason and it will only fully heal with rest in the off-season. James said he has only had one MRI on his elbow and that a second planned one is not needed — right now.
The two-time NBA MVP said he needs to be more aggressive in Game 3 of Cleveland’s series with Boston on Friday.
The Cavs and Celtics are tied 1-1 in the best-of-seven series.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Cavaliers star LeBron James will not undergo another planned MRI on his injured right elbow.
As James practiced Thursday before leaving for Boston, a team spokesman said doctors don’t feel an additional MRI is necessary “at this point.” Last week, an examination revealed that James has a strained elbow and bone bruise, an injury that has been bothering him for several weeks.
The team also tried to clear up confusion about the number of MRIs James has undergone. The team says he has only had one.
James has been resting and getting treatment on the elbow since Cleveland’s Game 2 loss. In that game, he scored 24 points but was unusually passive during long stretches. James has said the elbow occasionally gets numb.
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