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Heat’s James Suffers Broken Nose

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February 21, 2014:  Lebron James Instagram photo. (Source: Instagram)

February 21, 2014: Lebron James Instagram photo. (Source: Instagram)

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said forward Lebron James had a “swollen, bleeding, sore nose” after being hit in the face during Thursday night’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Friday afternoon the Miami Heat announced that after being re-evaluated in Miami, James did in fact suffer a broken nose from Thursday night’s game against the Thunder.

Earlier Friday, according to Coach Spoelstra, James had passed a concussion test.

James posted a picture to Instagram showing him wearing a mask like the one the villain Bane wore in “The Dark Knight Rises” the morning after the game.

The hit to James’ face happened during the fourth quarter of the game when Serge Ibaka connected with James on a drive to the basket.

While he James took a shot to the face, he was still able to dunk over Ibaka.

He went to the floor seconds later and stayed down bleeding on the floor.

With a towel over his nose, James briefly went to the bench area, and then left the court area.

James left the game with 33 points and seven rebounds.

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