The injury that LeBron James suffered during the Heat/Thunder game last night was every bit as bad as it looked.

With about six minutes remaining in the game and Miami leading comfortably, James drove to the basket and threw down a dunk over Serge Ibaka. Ibaka attempted to block the dunk but missed the ball and hit James in the face. And James went down hard after the play as blood poured out of his nose. He had to be removed from the contest and didn't return.

After getting evaluated earlier this afternoon, the Heat medical staff determined James has a broken nose. And as a result of it, he has been ruled a game-time decision for the Heat's next game against the Bulls on Sunday. No word yet on whether or not he's going to break out this mask for the game if he does play:

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[via NBA]