Bronny James suffered a ruptured knee meniscus at a practice earlier this month and had to undergo surgery to repair it, sources confirmed to ESPN on Thursday.
James, the son of Los Angeles Lakers‘ Lebron James, told Twitch followers this week that he sustained a knee injury. James is a sophomore at Sierra Canyon School, which has not played official games this season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but plans to play a spring basketball season.
James, who is listed at 6-foot-2 and plays guard, averaged 4.1 points per game in 15 minutes as a freshman to national power. He played in all 34 games.
LeBron James and partner Maverick Carter are producing a documentary for the 2019-20 season of Sierra Canyon, “Top Class,” with Bronny and his teammates. It’s premiering on Amazon this week.
The Los Angeles Daily News first reported that Bronny James had to undergo surgery for the injury.