Four-time NBA MVP LeBron James has not performed since injuring his groin through the Los Angeles' Lakers Christmas Day victory over the Golden State Warriors, however he'll have the ability to get again on the court docket along with his teammates subsequent week.

According to an official announcement from the workforce, LeBron has been cleared to return to follow subsequent week after being evaluated by the Lakers' medical workers and physicians on Wednesday. 

The Lakers beforehand introduced that James wouldn't journey on their upcoming two-game street journey towards the Thunder and Rockets, which will likely be performed on Thursday and Saturday. Following the weekend street journey, the Lakers' subsequent sport is a house matchup towards the Warriors on Monday night time.

If LeBron misses that contest, as anticipated, it is going to mark the 14th sport he has missed this season which is greater than in any different season throughout his 16-year profession.

LeBron's agent, Rich Paul, instructed The Athletic's Sam Amick on Wednesday the "best-case situation was three weeks, the worst-case was six weeks, and we're proper on schedule." Tuesday marked three weeks since James' damage, and the Lakers are determined for him to return.

The workforce has dropped seven of their final 11 video games with out LeBron within the lineup and they're at present sitting at 24-21 on the 12 months which has them tied with the Utah Jazz for eighth within the Western Conference.