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Thursday, February 27, 2014
LeBron’s durability: By The Numbers

By Marc Stein

LeBron James plans to make his return to the Miami Heat lineup Thursday against the visiting New York Knicks with a face shield to cover his week-old broken nose.

Since the injury happened during a fortuitous stretch in Miami's schedule, James ended up missing only one game.

Thanks to the schedule, that is, as well as James' famed durability.

Now in his 11th season, LeBron has lost only 29 games to injury, according to the numbers compiled by my man Justin Page from ESPN Stats & Info.

Here's the complete breakdown of the games LeBron has missed over the years (and why):