The Los Angeles Lakers will be without superstar forward Lebron James for at least one week while he recovers from an abdominal strain. Los Angeles has decided to be careful with the injury considering how early it is in the NBA season. The team will lean more heavily on star players Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook while James is out with the injury. James had already been ruled out for the Lakers’ Thursday night matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
LeBron James has been ruled out for tonight’s game with a rectus abdominis strain pic.twitter.com/u8JPNLqBer
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 4, 2021
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 4, 2021
Lebron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are currently 5-3 on the season. The team has games against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trail Blazers, Charlotte Hornets, and Miami Heat in the next week. There is some hope that James will be able to return to action next Friday against the Minnesota Timberwolves. That being said his actual return date has not been listed and will depend on his recovery.
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Lebron James so far this season is averaging 24.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 7.0 assists per game. He has paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 46.7 percent and a three-point percentage of 34.7 percent. The Lakers are obviously a better team with James on the court but want to keep him healthy and ready for much later in the season. We here at Def Pen Sports hope to see him healthy and back on the court as soon as possible.