The Cleveland Cavaliers today confirmed that star man LeBron James is facing up to two weeks on the sidelines after MRI scan results came back with worrying news for all those concerned at the Ohio franchise.
Having sat out the Cavs latest outing against the Milwaukee Bucks (a 96-80 defeat) James is facing the prospect of missing the team's next seven games running to January 14th's match up against the Phoenix Suns.
Cleveland confirmed the news via their official Twitter account, with the official diagnosis as "left knee and low back strains."
Worst of career
The two week lay off for LeBron means the four-time MVP is facing up to missing the most number of consecutive games in his NBA career to date.
His longest string of missed games currently stands at five and dates back to 2007-2008 season when he was forced to sit on the sidelines with a finger injury.
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This latest set back, concerning both his back and knee, will be a worry for fans of the 30 year old but at present it looks like the two weeks away from the court will be enough to ease the issue.
The Cavaliers confirmed the order of treatment as follows:
"These conditions will be treated via a multimodel approach consisting on anti-inflammatories, rehabilitation, training room treatments, and rest."
The confirmation that the franchise will be without their star figure couldn't have come at a worse time, either for the player of those in charge in Cleveland.
With the franchise currently on a three-game losing streak - including an embarrassing blow out loss to the lowly Detroit Pistons - there is growing pressure on rookie NBA coach David Blatt amidst rumors that decision makers are growing tired of the team's poor start.
LeBron meanwhile has been embroiledi n the headlines for the wrong reasons in recent days with seperate reports citing his readiness to walk away from the team in 2015 as well as audio footage revealing a worrying conversation with Dwyane Wade.
As such he must have been keen to get back on the court but unfortunately for LeBron and Cavs fans they will have to wait until at least mid-January to see that happen.