LeBron James has prided himself in staying healthy throughout his career and hasn’t missed many games due to injury, but his 156 consecutive games played will come to an end tonight in Sacramento due to a “significant” left groin strain. He is also likely to miss more games the following weeks.
James is being listed as a “day-to-day” player after his groin injury in the Lakers’ Christmas Day win against the Golden State Warriors. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski has made it clear that LeBron will miss multiple games.
“A timeline for James’ return is further complicated by the fact that he has never had to navigate this severe of a groin injury and still needs to gain an understanding of how his body will respond to treatment. James has displayed a tremendous capacity throughout his career to avoid extended absences with injury, but sources expected the Lakers and James will be careful not to risk further aggravation of the groin by returning too quickly.” He says.
The Lakers will take on the Kings tonight, followed by the Clippers, Kings, Thunder and Knicks.
Reporting with @WindhorstESPN: Lakers prepared for LeBron James to miss several games with groin injury. Story on ESPN. https://t.co/oCTVYo69FM
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 27, 2018