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Lakers Announce Thursday LeBron James Injury Update

LeBron James on the court for the Lakers.

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - NOVEMBER 21: LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on against the Detroit Pistons during the second quarter of the game at Little Caesars Arena on November 21, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)

Just two days ago, the Los Angeles Lakers took down the Brooklyn Nets on the back of LeBron James, who poured in 33 points with seven rebounds and six assists.

Unfortunately, it seems like he might be dealing with an injury following his hefty workload. On Thursday afternoon, the Lakers released an injury update for the league's best player.

According to a statement from the team, LeBron is dealing with soreness in his left knee. As a result, he's listed as questionable for Thursday night's game against the Philadelphia 76ers.

"Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James (left knee soreness) is questionable tonight against the Philadelphia 76ers," the team said via NBA reporter Chris Haynes.

With Anthony Davis and several other players missing time with injuries, LeBron is in the midst of one of his best seasons. So far this season, he's averaging 29.1 points per game - good for second in the league behind Kevin Durant.

He's also adding 7.7 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game for the Lakers. The team is already fighting for its playoff lives. Without LeBron's stellar season, they'd be among the worst teams in the NBA at this point.

We'll have to wait and see if LeBron can go tonight.