Watch: LeBron James says he ‘felt a pop’ after suffering groin injury
LeBron James left Tuesday’s Los Angeles Lakers-Golden State Warriors game after suffering a groin injury in the third quarter.
James was driving to the basket and felt something pull, going to the ground.
LeBron went to the locker room after his leg slipped on this play with an apparent groin injury pic.twitter.com/eDE2ALeIey
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) December 26, 2018
He then was pointing to his left groin area to the trainers and appeared to say he “felt a pop.”
“I felt a pop” pic.twitter.com/CQT8DCcWsy
— Dieter Kurtenbach (@dkurtenbach) December 26, 2018
LeBron was taken to the locker room and exited the game with his team in the lead.
James has been fortunate enough to avoid any serious injuries during his career. He’s never played in fewer than 62 regular season games during his career. Including the postseason, he has played in 156 consecutive games.
The last time Lakers' LeBron James missed a game was 4/12/2017 (last game of 2016-17 season).
He's played in 156 consecutive games (reg. season & playoffs).
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) December 26, 2018
The Lakers later said James suffered a left groin strain and termed him questionable to return to the game.