LeBron James will return to action after a five-week absence when the Los Angeles Clippers visit the Los Angeles Clippers, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.

The Lakers had initially ruled James doubtful on Wednesday, but his status was upgraded to doubtful early on Thursday.

James last played in a Christmas Day game against the Golden State Warriors. The current injury stint has been the longest James' 16-year NBA career. He is averaging 27.3 points per game this season.