LeBron James could return to the Los Angeles Lakers lineup this weekend as he recovers from a groin injury.
When the Lakers hosted the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, James missed his second straight game with left-handed Addictor Strain. James is day-to-day with the tension, which happened during the fourth quarter of the Clippers’ 114-101 win over the Lakers last Wednesday.
Coach Darwin Hamm said James could return to the practice report by the middle of the week. The Lakers’ next game against the Detroit Pistons isn’t until Friday.
“I think his being out is equally as precautionary. We are only 12 games into the season. There are 70 games left to be played here,” Hamm said. “We have a friendly schedule where he can sit. We feel good about it, knowing that he has it these days not to put any pressure on him, but reinforce it and take it to the point where he is able to get out of there. ,
An MRI exam on James revealed no tears in his adductor muscles. James said after the Clippers game that the injury was not as significant as his groin strain on Christmas 2018 during his first season with the Lakers. That injury sidelined him for a month.
James is the Lakers’ leading scorer with 24.9 points despite persistent pain in his left leg that forced him to miss Los Angeles’ defeat in Utah on Monday. James is also contributing 8.8 rebounds and 6.9 assists per game in his 20th NBA season.
Despite James’ strong game, the Lakers have the fourth-worst NBA record at 3-10.
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