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The Los Angeles Lakers All-Star forward LeBron James says he is fully recovered from a torn groin injury which limited him last year:

“I’m playing injury-free. I’m not injured. My quick twitch is back. My speed is back. My strength is back.

Playing with a torn groin last year – even when I came back it was still partially torn – it was difficult to be able to move and shift like I’m capable of doing defensively,” James said, per Kevin Ding of

This season, James is averaging 26.1 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 11.1 assists per game, while shooting at 48.1% from the floor.