Friday , Oct , 14 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

LeBron diagnosed with pleurisy

Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) – Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star forward LeBron
James has been diagnosed with pleurisy after spending two nights in a
Cleveland hospital.

The Cavaliers said James entered the Cleveland Clinic on Wednesday night
because of pain in his chest. Hospital tests later revealed that James was
suffering from pleurisy, an inflammation of the thin layers of tissue covering
the lungs and chest cavity.

James didn’t play in Tuesday’s preseason game against Boston in Pittsburgh
because of the ailment and will also miss Friday’s exhibition game versus
Philadelphia. However, James is taking antibiotics and anti-inflammatory
medication and the team expects him to make a quick, full recovery.

The 20-year-old James is entering his third season in the NBA. The first
overall pick in the 2003 draft has averaged 24.1 points, 6.6 assists and 6.4
rebounds in 159 career games.