The Los Angeles Lakers will continue to be without LeBron James until at least January 16th.  He’s already missed eight games since injuring the groin.

In a statement released on LeBron’s injury, it was revealed that he is progressing and has been cleared to increase on-court activities.

The Lakers are 3-5 without James in the lineup due to the groin injury.  They’re currently holding onto 8th place in the Western Conference.

Los Angeles is going to need a fully healthy LeBron to make a strong push to the playoffs.  They have time right now to let him drink all the wine he wants and wait for him to get back to full strength.