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LeBron James will play vs. Wizards

James suffered a scratched cornea last night in Charlotte.

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Charlotte Hornets Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James is a go Saturday against the Washington Wizards.

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said during his pregame availability that LeBron would play. He did not know if James would have to wear goggles or any other protective eyewear.

Last night against the Hornets, James was struck in the eye by Charlotte guard Jeremy Lamb, but did not leave the game. After the game, he had a hard time keeping his right eye open, complained of blurry vision and was seen by the Hornets’ doctor. He was also given eyedrops.

With LeBron active, the Cavs will be at full strength vs. Washington. Lue noted that Channing Frye, who did not play last night, will see minutes tonight. He did not say if there were plans to use players like Derrick Williams or Kay Felder, who was recalled by the team today, to limit his star players’ minutes.

The Cavs are 0-6 on the season when James doesn’t play and 4-19 since he returned to the team prior to the 2014-15 season.