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Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James may be placed on the sideline for a longer time, at worst case scenario. 

Tim DiFrancesco, Lakers’ former strength and conditioning coach, told The Athletic that the four-time MVP may be out for around 4-8 weeks upon trying to recover from a Rectus Abdominis Strain injury. 

DiFrancesco still emphasized that he is “not privy to the grade of the case” and “expecting to be proven wrong” in a recent Twitter comment. 

Shams Charania of The Athletic reported last Friday that the Lakers are trying to be cautious on James’ condition, shutting him down for at least a week after sustaining an abdominal strain. 

James has been absent from wearing a Purple and Gold gear since their heartbreaking defeat vs. Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday. Meanwhile, in their recent loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, his star counterpart, Anthony Davis, went out prematurely of the game after a non-COVID stomach illness. 

The Lakeshow are holding a 5-5 record in the Western Conference and are set to have a meeting against the Charlotte Hornets tomorrow.