Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James will miss Tuesday’s game against the Sacramento Kings after he entered the league’s health and safety protocols.
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LeBron James has entered health and safety protocols and is out tonight vs. Sacramento, Lakers say.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 30, 2021
James was listed as questionable entering Tuesday night with an abdomen injury. He previously missed eight consecutive games earlier this month due to an abdominal strain.
According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, LeBron is expected to miss several games. As per the league’s health and safety protocols, he must quarantine for at least 10 days or isolate until he returns two negative tests.
The 36-year-old has struggled for a consistent run of games this season, missing 11 of the Lakers’ 22 games so far due to injury and a suspension. In those 11 games, he is averaging 25.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game.
The Lakers hold a 7-4 record with LeBron in the lineup and just 4-7 without him. They currently sit at 11-11 on the season, good for seventh in the Western Conference after an up-and-down start to the season.