LeBron James set to return to practice next week
LeBron James’ latest re-evaluation has him on track to practice next week.
In a statement released by the Los Angeles Lakers, the team announced that James will not travel on the team’s upcoming two-game road trip, but has been cleared to practice next week and will be on track to return at some point after that. No solid return date is stated.
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James hasn’t played since Christmas and has missed 11 games with the nagging groin injury, which was quite worrisome at the time. The earliest he will return is Jan. 21 against the Golden State Warriors, but that may prove too optimistic, as the Lakers likely won’t want to rush James back into action.