Report: LeBron James to miss time with groin injury

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James. (Eric Gay/AP)

The Los Angeles Lakers expect LeBron James to miss a few games as he recovers from a groin injury, according to Yahoo Sports reporter Chris Haynes.

James left Los Angeles’ 127-101 Christmas Day win against Golden State midway through the third quarter with a strained left groin. The 33-year-old is officially listed as day-to-day.

The Lakers star grabbed at his left groin after slipping under the Warriors basket at the 7:51 mark of the third trying for a loose ball. He said he has had the injury before but “not in a long time.” James has not missed a game this season.

“It’s pretty rare for me to have an injury, period,” he said. “It happens and we’ve got a great medical staff here, I’ve got a great trainer.”

Los Angeles (20-14) owns the fourth-best record in the Western Conference.

With files from Associated Press

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