LeBron could be sidelined beyond February

LeBron James of the Lakers could be sidelined at least another month, according to a report.

While the latest update by the Los Angles Lakers has LeBron James missing at least three more games because of groin injury suffered Christmas Day at Golden State, the fluid timeline could be much worse than that.

According to Brandon Robinson of heavy.com, James could be on the sidelines for another month, if not longer.

“LeBron could ‘rush back’ and return at the end of January. But he could very well be out until the end of February, or even longer,” Robinson reported, citing a Lakers source.

With James sitting out the Lakers’ game against the Utah Jazz on Friday night, the former Cleveland Cavaliers great set a new career-high for most consecutive games missed with nine, as our Sam Amico pointed out.

James sat eight consecutive games with the Cavaliers during the 2014-15 season with a leg injury.

The Lakers had lost five of their first six without James, but recovered to win two in a row. They visited the Jazz, who were without six players themselves Friday night.

James is averaging 27.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 7.1 assists in 34.6 minutes in 34 games in his first season in Los Angeles.

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