LeBron James out at least a week with abdominal strain | Inquirer Sports

LeBron James out at least a week with abdominal strain

/ 02:19 PM November 05, 2021

 An injured LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers watches from the bench during the first half against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center on November 04, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

An injured LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers watches from the bench during the first half against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center on November 04, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP 

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James will miss one week with an abdominal strain, according to multiple reports, with the injury not considered serious.

James aggravated an existing abdominal strain during a 119-117 victory over the Houston Rockets, ESPN reported. The team is said to be taking a cautious approach with the injury.

Thursday’s Lakers home loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder 107-104 is the third game LeBron has missed already this season.

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James, who turns 37 on Dec. 30, has averaged 24.8 points, 7.0 assists and 5.5 rebounds in six games this season. He scored 30 points against the Rockets on Tuesday with 10 assists.

In 19 seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat and Lakers, James has averaged 27.0 points with 7.4 assists and 7.4 rebounds.

After Thursday, the Lakers are scheduled to play at Portland on Saturday, then return home to face the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, the Miami Heat on Wednesday and the Minnesota Timberwolves on Nov. 12.

–Field Level Media
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