LeBron James Goes Out With Injury

This is not what the struggling Los Angeles Lakers need. LeBron James left the game in the 4th quarter of Wednesday night's 114-101 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers with a groin injury.

Lakers head coach Darvin Ham says LeBron James will be day-to-day with what the MRI determined is a strained left adductor. He will definitely be out for their Friday game against Sacramento.

LeBron suffered a tear in his left groin during the Christmas Day game in 2018, an injury that caused him to miss 17 games. Of this injury, the now 37-year-old said "it's not as bad."

LeBron had 30 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists before he left the game. The Lakers are 2-9 even with James in the lineup, so they certainly can't afford to be without him for any length of time. As noted by Dave McMenamin of ESPN, the Lakers only have two games scheduled in the next eight days, so he does have time to rest.

"I mean it's just a lot of adversity," Ham said. "[James] has been trying his heart out just to be there for us and play at a high level. I thought he had it going really, really well [last night]. But it just is something that it's the NBA season, man. You got to be ready for a little bit of everything."