Even with LeBron James on the court this season, the Los Angeles Lakers are only 2-9. They are currently facing their first prolonged period without him. James has a strained left adductor, according to Lakers coach Darvin Ham, who doubted his ability to play against the Sacramento Kings on Friday.
According to Ham, “there wasn’t anything torn” this time, unlike the groin injury James experienced in 2022, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN. James will appear on upcoming injury reports as day-to-day.
James could take more than a week off and just miss two games because Los Angeles has a lengthy stretch of off days coming up.
They will host the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday after hosting the Kings, and then they won’t play again until Friday when they host the Detroit Pistons.
After getting hurt during one of his best games of the season against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, James underwent an MRI. He attempted a shot in the fourth quarter and after a clumsy landing grabbed at his groin. He then left the game due to “left leg soreness,” according to the team, and did not come back.