LeBron James suffered a groin injury during the Los Angeles Lakers’ Christmas Day win over the Golden State Warriors.
The NBA superstar appeared to avoid a major injury, though it might be a little more serious than originally thought.
ESPN is now reporting that LeBron will miss several games.
While an MRI revealed LeBron James sidestepped serious injury, the All-NBA forward did sustain a significant left groin strain and the Los Angeles Lakers are preparing for him to miss several games, league sources told ESPN.
The Lakers are calling James’ absence “day to day,” but sources told ESPN there is a healing process that needs to occur before James can return to the lineup.
LeBron will reportedly be extremely careful with his recovery process.
“James has displayed a tremendous capacity throughout his career to avoid extended absences with injury, but sources expected the Lakers and James will be careful not to risk further aggravation of the groin by returning too quickly,” ESPN reports.
The Lakers are 20-14 on the season.
Los Angeles is set to play at Sacramento at 10 p.m. E.T.