LeBron James Out For Another Week But Cleared To Increase On-Court Workload

James has been out of the Lakers’ lineup since suffering a groin injury on Christmas Day.

James has been out of the Lakers' lineup since suffering a groin injury on Christmas Day.

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James will be out another week but has been cleared to increase his on-court workload, the team announced Thursday.

James was evaluated on Thursday by the Lakers' medical staff, who said the healing of his groin injury is progressing. The team will release another update on his status on Jan. 16.

The four-time MVP has been out of the Lakers' lineup since suffering a groin injury on Christmas Day against the Golden State Warriors.