LeBron James remains day to day after suffering a groin injury on Christmas Day against the Golden State Warriors.
As per ESPN, this is the most severe groin injury LeBron has ever had to deal with in his career.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 27, 2018
James suffered the injury midway through the third quarter against the Warriors on Christmas Day. Luckily Wednesday’s MRI confirmed that the injury was just a strained groin and not more severe, but James was seen mouthing the words “I felt it pop” right after he hurt himself.
Here’s what ESPN had to say about his road to recovery:
A timeline for James’ return is further complicated by the fact that he has never had to navigate this severe of a groin injury and still needs to gain an understanding of how his body will respond to treatment. 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.
Prior to his injury, LeBron was averaging 27.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 7.1 assists in addition to shooting nearly 36 percent from beyond the arc.