Lakers Injury Update: LeBron James Cleared To Increase On-Court Basketball Movements After Being Re-Evaluated
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers announced LeBron James continues to recover from a strained groin that has sidelined him since Christmas Day, and he is now cleared to increase on-court functional basketball movements. The team will provide another update Thursday, Jan. 16.

While receiving daily treatment, James’ only on-court work during his recovery has been light shooting. He’s missed eight games thus far, with the Lakers going 3-5 during that stretch.

They’ve bounced back in some regard by notching back-to-back wins heading into Friday’s matchup with the Utah Jazz.

Assuming James does not return prior to the Jan. 16 date provided by the Lakers, he will have missed 11 games up to that point. It also suggests James will not be available when the Lakers host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday.

Without James, and Rajon Rondo as he’s recovering from surgery to repair a damaged ligament in his sprained right finger, more has fallen on shoulders of Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram. They struggled, were criticized by Walton, and responded with back-to-back quality performances.

Reminder: Vivid Seats is the Official Ticket Reseller of LakersNation.com. New Customers use “LAKERSNATION” (all CAPS) in the Vivid Seats App on your phone and get 10% off any Lakers home game ticket order for the remainder of the season.

You May Also Like

Kobe Bryant On Julius Randle: ‘He Can Do Everything’

After returning home from training camp in Hawaii, the Los Angeles Lakers…

Mitch Kupchak Thinks Kobe Bryant Has Dropped 10-12 Pounds

Over the past few months, a lot has been made about the…

Lakers News: Luke Walton Calls Larry Nance Jr. Team’s ‘Best Player’ In Loss To Clippers

The Los Angeles Lakers were finally made whole again with the return of Larry Nance Jr. on Monday night, but that…

Lakers News: Scotty Pippen Jr. Named G League Player Of The Week

Injuries have started to creep up on the Los Angeles Lakers as several players have been forced to miss time the past couple of weeks…