Los Angeles announced recently that LeBron James will miss (a minimum) another week with a strained left groin. James, who suffered the injury Christmas Day in Lakers' victory over Golden State Warriors, has been ruled out for two weeks. As a result, the team is going 3-5 in his absence.
The four-time MVP was evaluated by L.A.'s team medical staff and it was been developed that "the healing of James' groin injury is progressing," per the Lakers. In addition, James has been "cleared to increase on-court functional basketball movements," the team released in a statement.
James has been rather cautious of his injury. He has vowed not to stress much and not spent much time on the court apart from just standstill shooting.
The Lakers will now fly to Utah for a game against the Jazz on January 12. James, however, will not be a part of Lakers' squad. Further, James will also not be a part of Lakers' home game which happens to be versus his former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers. It is believed that James will be absent from his side's game versus Chicago Bulls. He may, however, make a return post that.
Lakers have shared that they will hold another status check of James and give an update ahead of January 18's LA Lakers' clash at Oklahoma City.
While James, 34, could be in line to return in time for the Lakers' game against the Thunder, he will take a cautious approach. He is even prepared to be out multiple weeks unless he doesn't feel at his 100 percent, revealed a source familiar with James' thinking.
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