LeBron James Cleared To Return To Practice Next Week: Report

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Four-time NBA MVP LeBron James has not performed since injuring his groin throughout the Los Angeles' Lakers Christmas Day victory over the Golden State Warriors, however he'll have the ability to get again on the court docket together with his teammates subsequent week.

According to an official announcement from the group, LeBron has been cleared to return to follow subsequent week after being evaluated by the Lakers' medical workers and physicians on Wednesday. 

The Lakers beforehand introduced that James wouldn't journey on their upcoming two-game street journey in opposition to the Thunder and Rockets, which will likely be performed on Thursday and Saturday. Following the weekend street journey, the Lakers' subsequent recreation is a house matchup in opposition to the Warriors on Monday night time.

If LeBron misses that contest, as anticipated, it is going to mark the 14th recreation he has missed this season which is greater than in any different season throughout his 16-year profession.

LeBron's agent, Rich Paul, instructed The Athletic's Sam Amick on Wednesday the "best-case state of affairs was three weeks, the worst-case was six weeks, and we're proper on schedule." Tuesday marked three weeks since James' harm, and the Lakers are determined for him to return.

The group has dropped seven of their final 11 video games with out LeBron within the lineup and they're presently sitting at 24-21 on the 12 months which has them tied with the Utah Jazz for eighth within the Western Conference.