Over 365 days stuck in France because of COVID and I have a GREENCARD

Ive been abroad more then 1 year, like couple weeks above ! Ive been stuck in France because of COVID for months and my whole family being sick. Now I can go bac and need to go back to LA but everyone says that they will decline me at customs, that I shouldn’t take the risk etc. Should I try it ? Try to explain all this at the customs ?? Or is it a time and money waste and I should directly apply for reentry visa ?? Or should I try it still ? Thx a lot

You can do it the right way by applying for reentry visa if you are scared that much about wasting money.