Lebron James returns to on court activity with recovery looking promising
LeBron James is nearing a return from the abdominal injury that has kept him out of the Los Angeles Lakers’ last four games. Nevertheless, he isn’t quite ready to return.
The 36-year-old has already been ruled out of Friday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves by the Lakers.
Prior to his injury, the four-time NBA champion was having a strong start to the 2021-22 season. In six games, he averaged 24.8 points, 7.0 assists, and 5.5 rebounds. His shooting, on the other hand, was a little off, as he made only 46.7 percent of his field-goal attempts.
Given that it’s only mid-November and the rest of the season is still ahead of them, the Lakers may not rush James back. But, once he returns, there’s a good chance he’ll provide the same level of play and leadership he’s shown throughout his time in Los Angeles, as he looks to lead the team to another playoff appearance.
Frank Vogel says LeBron is back to doing on-court basketball activity and that “this does not appear to be a long stretch.”
Frank Vogel said that LeBron's absence is "not expected to be an extended stretch." Called him a "true day-to-day" moving forward.
— Ryan Ward (@RyanWardLA) November 13, 2021
LeBron should return soon.