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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, May 14, 2010

NBA: Ferry says LeBronís injured elbow wonít need surgery

By George M. Thomas
Akron Beacon Journal

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio ó If LeBron James re-signs with the Cavaliers, fans will be relieved that his troublesome elbow should be fine.

General Manager Danny Ferry revealed that James, who said he would deal with the injury during the offseason, won't require surgery.

"I have not been told by any of the doctors or anyone that there is a surgical procedure necessary," Ferry said. "I do know that if it was the regular season, we probably would have shut him down for a couple weeks."

There's no way the Cavs could afford to do that with the stakes so high, so James endured it. He struggled, and the Cavs were eliminated by the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals. He did average 29.1 points, 9.3 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game. Doctors told James and the team that the injury wasn't a threat to his career.

"We were in the playoffs, and it was that time of year where it is was something he could play with that he wouldn't hurt himself further, we were told. He was ready to go," Ferry said.