Basketball – Los Angeles Lakers: LeBron James Sidelined Indefinitely
Los Angeles Lakers head mentor Luke Walton has indicated that LeBron James will not be a part of the Laker’s squad due to a groin injury and will go through a re-examination on Friday.
Detroit Pistons will play a LeBron-less Lakers as the superstar is going to miss his next two NBA games, with the next game on Wednesday against Utah Jazz 2 days later.
The groin issue came on Christmas Day, when Lakers faced Warriors, and since then the 34-year-old genius has not played.
James, did some shooting amid a Lakers practice session a week ago.
The damage was initially endured on December 25 halfway through the second from last quarter of the team’s success.
Before heading for the locker room without help, the 3-time NBA champion seemed to reveal to the mentors on the court, that he “felt it pop”.
James has missed the last 7 games and also went through an MRI the next day and said on Twitter he “dodged a bullet”.
Los Angles (22-19) have counted a 2-5 win-misfortune record in James’ non-appearance.
It was in July that Los Angeles marked James for $153.3 million in a 4-year contract. He is averaging 34.6 minutes, 8.3 rebounds, 27.3 points and 7.1 assists per game this season.
Injury Update: LeBron James was evaluated by team medical staff and physicians today and has been cleared to increase on-court functional basketball movements.https://t.co/7JUpmineRZ
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) January 10, 2019
The Lakers say LeBron James’ groin injury continues to heal. He’s been cleared to increase on-court basketball activity. The next update on his status will be provided a week from today, meaning he will miss at least three more games (@ UTA, CLE, CHI).
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) January 10, 2019
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