LeBron James remains sidelined.
The 34-year-old Lakers star is still out indefinitely and will miss Los Angeles’ next two games — against the Pistons on Wednesday and a road matchup with the Jazz two days later — coach Luke Walton told reporters, via ESPN. He has not played since straining his groin against the Warriors on Dec. 25.
James, however, will be re-evaluated in Los Angeles on Friday, Walton said.
James, who did some shooting during a Lakers practice last week, originally suffered the injury midway through the third quarter of the team’s win Christmas night. He met with trainers on the court, appeared to tell them he “felt it pop” and then headed to the locker room without assistance.
James underwent an MRI the following day and said on Twitter he “dodged a bullet.” But, he has missed the Lakers’ last seven games. Los Angles has tallied a 2-5 record in his absence.
Los Angeles signed James to a four-year, $153.3 million contract in July. He is averaging 27.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 7.1 assists in 34.6 minutes per game this season.
The Lakers will enter their matchup against the Pistons on Wednesday with a 22-19 record.