Kobe Bryant did not play in the Los Angeles Lakers’ preseason finale against the Clippers last night because of a torn ligament in his right wrist, and his status for the season opener on Christmas Day is up in the air.
An MRI revealed the extent of the injury, which occurred early in the third quarter of the Lakers’ 114-95 loss to the Clippers on Monday night. Bryant was examined by Dr. Steven Shin of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. Depending on the degree of the tear, he could be sidelined as long as three to four weeks.
Lakers coach Mike Brown calls Bryant “day-to-day.”
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