LeBron James displayed an incredible effort against the Los Angeles Clippers during Wednesday night's 116-112 victory. However, the Lakers star has received a cloudy injury report status for the Wizards game. James is listed as questionable (ankle) for the Washington matchup, per Ryan Ward.

The Lakers could be massively undermanned against the Wizards 

LeBron James is dealing with left ankle peroneal tendinopathy, leaving him a toss-up for Thursday night's game. The 39-year-old spearheaded an impressive comeback against the Clippers a night prior. James poured in 34 points, eight assists, six rebounds, and two blocks in the win.

Moreover, he clocked in a team-high 37 minutes, so his body is understandably fatigued ahead of the Lakers' second night of their back-to-back. Hopefully, James and the medical staff work together so he has a speedy recovery.

Los Angeles is trending in the right direction after beating their crosstown rivals. They will have another test against a Washington team desperate for a win.

The 9-49 Wizards are on a 12-game losing streak. Of course, they would love to end their slump at Staples Center Thursday night. The Lakers need to bring their best performance amid their injury report woes.

Anthony Davis (bilateral Achilles tendinopathy) and Cam Reddish (right ankle sprain) are probable for the matchup in addition to LeBron James' status. Thus, this is the perfect opportunity for Rui Hachimura to step up and provide depth to LA.

Hachimura averages 12.1 points per game, but he can erupt for 20+ at any given moment. The Lakers need him along with D'Angelo Russell and Austin Reaves to step up in their next pivotal matchup.