LeBron James has finally spoken out about the injury concerns that have been plaguing him for the past few months.
James battled through the nagging knee and lower back injuries through December until it got all too much for the four-time league MVP. As a result, LeBron hasn't been seen on court since December 28th, missing six games in the process.
Cleveland Cavaliers have gone on to lose five of those games, but LeBron revealed today that he could return on the Cavs' five-game trip out West, which starts on Friday.
James set to return
"It's a possible chance I'll play on the trip, at some point," LeBron explained to the media on Thursday.
James is currently undergoing a program of taking anti-inflammatory drugs and doing rehab exercises in a bid to aid his recovery.
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According to LeBron he only has one week left of that program. If he recovers on time, he will be back for a mouthwatering clash against Kobe Bryant and the Lakers on January 15.
LeBron feeling relieved
James admits that the prospect of a return to action is exciting him, and the 30-year-old says that his body is feeling better after all the treatment.
"My back is feeling a little better, my knee is feeling a little better, I think we're on pace to get back as close to 100 percent as possible," James added. "So I'm excited about the next week."
To say that the Cavs have missed LeBron would be understatement. Cleveland have limped their way through the last six games, with only one solitary win to show for their efforts.
To add to the misery of losing James, star point-guard Kyrie Irving has missed time, which has resulted in the Cavs losing to basements teams Detroit Pistons and Philadelphia 76ers. It's safe to say the sooner LeBron returns the better for the Cavs.