UPDATE: Tuesday, October 30 at 10:27 p.m. ET by Ian Hanford
According to the Heat's Twitter feed, James may, or may not, return:
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James limped off the court in the NBA season opener with an apparent ankle injury. The game is a rematch of last season's Eastern Conference Finals and his Miami Heat were holding to a double-digit lead.
LeBron leaving court. Right ankle, it looked like. Headed to locker room.— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) October 31, 2012
After his departure the Heat actually went on a 12-2 run to open up a 96-73 lead at the end of the third quarter.
James had 24 points in 26 minutes on 9-of-14 shooting, including two of three from three-point range. He's also pulled down 10 rebounds.
James has returned to the court and appears ready to test his ankle at the start of the final quarter.
LeBron back— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) October 31, 2012
Bleacher Report will keep you updated on any changes in his status.