Kobe Bryant Sprains Ankle in Lakers’ Loss
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is out indefinitely with a severe left ankle sprain suffered in Wednesday night’s 96-92 loss to the Atlanta Hawks, the team announced. X-rays were negative.
Bryant would not speculate whether he would play Friday against the Indiana Pacers, but he left Philips Arena on Wednesday walking with a limp but without the aid of crutches.
Bryant was hurt on a baseline jumper that would have forced overtime if it had gone in with 3.9 seconds remaining. Bryant landed on Hawks guard Dahntay Jones’ foot and twisted his left ankle, crumpling to the court in pain.