The Cleveland Cavaliers have announced that LeBron James will be sidelined for the next two weeks with left knee and low back strains.
The four-time MVP underwent further evaluation by team doctors yesterday which revealed the true extent of his injuries. Here’s the full statement from the Cavaliers’ official website:
LeBron James was evaluated yesterday at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health by Richard D. Parker, MD, Cavaliers Head Team Physician. Tests included physical exam, radiographs and a MRI, the results of which revealed left knee and low back strains. These conditions will be treated via a multimodal approach consisting of anti-inflammatories, rehabilitation, training room treatments, and rest. LeBron is currently projected to be Out for the next 2 weeks.
James missed last night’s loss to the Milwaukee Bucks with knee soreness, the same ailment that prevented him from playing in a mid-December showdown with Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder. The 30 year-old has complained of nagging back pain since training camp.
The 18-14 Cavaliers have lost three straight games and fallen to fifth-place in the Eastern Conference. They have seven games over the next fourteen days, including home tilts versus the Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets and a road contest against the Golden State Warriors.
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