The Los Angeles Lakers kept LeBron James out of Tuesday's game against the San Antonio Spurs due to a sore right ankle. 

Frank Vogel, when asked about James' injury, said the team is taking "a marathon approach" with him.

James suffered the injury in Sunday's win against the Memphis Grizzlies when Desmond Bane fell into James' right leg after scoring a layup.

James missed 26 games last season with a high right ankle sprain, but Vogel said the Lakers star did not aggravate that injury.

"Same ankle. Different spot. Different injury," Vogel said.