Kobe Expects to play Tuesday Despite Swollen Foot

During last night’s loss to the New Orleans Hornets Kobe Bryant suffered an ankle sprain late in the fourth quarter. This caused Bryant to leave the game momentarily and had him on crutches after the game.

The injury happened to the same ankle Bryant injured earlier this season against the Dallas Mavericks. The sprain was originally called ‘the scariest of {Bryant’s} career.’ Reports coming out of New Orleans following Game 4 claimed that Bryant’s ankle was severely swollen and listed him as questionable for Tuesday night’s Game 5.

Kobe was quick to squash those reports, claiming he will be ready to play Tuesday night. This comes as no surprise as Bryant has a reputation as one of the toughest players in the league when it comes to playing through injuries.

Bryant could be awaiting an MRI later today to make sure no internal ligament damage has been done. The official announcement will be made by a Lakers official at some point this morning.

[phpbay]Los Angeles Lakers, 3, “”, “”[/phpbay]
You May Also Like

Lakers News: Pau Gasol Not Ruling Out Return to Spanish Basketball

Pau Gasol had one of the worst seasons of his career in…

Gregg Popovich On D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle, Brandon Ingram

Gregg Popovich, widely regarded as the top coach in the NBA, is the head coach of the 2016 USA Select Team, which features three Los Angeles Lakers: D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle, and Brandon Ingram…

Dennis Schroder Not Concerned With Standings, Still Would ‘Put My Money’ On Lakers If Healthy

The Los Angeles Lakers fell 115-110 to the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, but the loss hardly made for the game’s main storyline…

Post-Game Chat: Lakers Defeat Clippers in Staples Center Showdown (Completed)

The Lakers took on the Clippers in the second round of the…