LeBron James To Miss At Least Four More Games

Injured Lakers star LeBron James will be re-evaluated in one week, the team announced today in a press release. That means that James, who continues to battle a strained left groin, will miss at least Los Angeles’ next four games.

James suffered his groin injury on Christmas Day, with his team rallying in his absence to complete a blowout win over Golden State. However, the Lakers are just 1-3 since then, splitting a pair of games against the Kings and dropping home contests to the Clippers and Thunder.

The Lakers’ upcoming schedule features a home game vs. the Knicks tonight, followed by contests in Minnesota on Sunday and Dallas on Monday. LeBron won’t travel with the team on that brief road trip, according to today’s announcement, and he’ll miss next Wednesday’s game vs. Detroit too. Next Friday’s game in Utah looks like the earliest possible return date for the four-time MVP.

The Lakers will also be without Rajon Rondo for a few weeks due to a hand injury, and Kyle Kuzma is considered questionable for Friday as he deals with a back contusion. L.A. is currently in the No. 8 spot in the West with a 21-17 record, so it will be interesting to see if the short-handed club can win some of its upcoming games and hang onto a playoff spot until LeBron returns.

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5 thoughts on “LeBron James To Miss At Least Four More Games

    • cesc

      As always he is doing a historically great season, you just have to watch him & see how well he is doing!!!

      • Dodgethis

        Really? All I see is refs manipulating the game for him. You must not be watching.

        • cesc

          You talking about the Warriors, right? Against the Rockets were given probably the worst call in sports history so they could beat Houston, but even with the refs Harden was just too much for GSW… So maybe is you who should be watching more dude.

  1. Stoop Down Low

    Butler is not a patient man. That’s fine for someone rising in the ranks of professional athletes, but he needs to realize that he has already arrived at the Elite Player Level. Now that he’s there, he’s going to have to work with other guys and younger guys over the course of time. Then they’ll see what kind of squad they have. Jimmy should remember he wasn’t elite after two years in the league either. He doesn’t like what’s happening now, but so what, they’re just getting started with a revamped lineup. The talent they have is elite and enough to be a concern for any opponent.

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