LeBron James to miss another week with groin injury

The Los Angeles Lakers said LeBron James’ groin injury is healing, and the star forward has been cleared to increase his on-court activities.

The team said James will be re-evaluated on Wednesday, meaning he is expected to miss the next three games: Friday at Utah, and home games Sunday against Cleveland and Tuesday against Chicago.

James, 34, has not played since sustaining in the injury during a win at Golden State on Christmas Day.

The Lakers have gone 3-5 in his absence, including consecutive road wins earlier this week at Minnesota and Dallas.

The perennial All-Star and four-time league MVP is averaging 27.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 7.1 assists in his first season with Los Angeles.

–Field Level Media