LeBron James has already missed two games this season, and now he'll miss even more time due to an abdominal strain.
The Athletic and ESPN reported Thursday that the Los Angeles Lakers' star would be out at least one week because of the injury. The Lakers are going to exercise caution with the 36-year-old James, especially when their sights are set on playing into June.
The Lakers are 5-3 on the season, including 1-1 without James. In six games, James is averaging 24.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 7.0 assists while playing 37.0 minutes per game.
Los Angeles hosts the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday and then visits the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday before a five-game homestand.