NBA: Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant Will Not Play Preseason
Los Angeles Lakers’ star Kobe Bryant is going to sit on the benches this preseason. He is suffering from lower leg contusion at the moment. Lakers’ coach, Byron Scott reckons that the NBA all-star is going to be ok for the regular season which starts on October 28th.
It looks like Bryant is going to sit out on the next few games. He says that his leg hurts and the doctors diagnosed it as a lower leg contusion. Coach Byron Scott isn’t worried about it yet. He thinks that Bryant can sit out of the preseason games for a couple of weeks especially if he is fit and fine for the Season opener on Oct. 28, 2015.
Bryant injured his leg in the preseason game against the Sacramento Kings. He is 37 this year and, going by the past record, has a tendency to get hurt. So it is only natural that the coach is relieved that the injury is minor and has healed considerably in the past couple of days. But the coach will obviously pray for a complete recovery before the season begins. It has been said that Bryant is good for a sprint and a shooting session even at the moment, but the coach wants to be cautious at the moment, not pushing his luck too far and worsen Bryant’s injury.
The injury will likely keep Bryant out of the two preseason games with the NBA title holders, the Golden State Warriors. This makes us wonder how the Lakers will fare against the defending champions. Preseason games are a great way to find out how you measure up against other teams and Lakers might just have an opportunity to do that when they play the Golden State Warriors next week.
We just hope that Kobe Bryant gets better soon, because if he doesn’t, Lakers will obviously have a problem in the regular season.
ESPN reported the news first.
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