Kobe injures wrist; may miss opener?

Add another injured player to our roster…

L.A. Daily News: Kobe Bryant injured his right wrist during the Lakers’ 21-point exhibition loss to the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night. He received treatment Wednesday and said he hoped he could play in Friday’s exhibition finale against the Sacramento Kings in Las Vegas.

Bryant has spent much of training camp monitoring tendinitis in his left knee, but his wrist injury is the first serious setback he’s suffered this month.

“My knee is OK, but my wrist isn’t too good,” he said.

Bryant’s wrist injury might not be much of a concern for him and the Lakers if not for a lengthy list of injuries to other starters and potential starters.

Forward Lamar Odom has been ruled out of opening night Tuesday because he hasn’t recovered sufficiently from offseason left shoulder surgery. Odom is not expected to play for another twoweeks, which means he might miss four games.

Centers Kwame Brown (left ankle and right shoulder) and Chris Mihm (right ankle) have played only limited minutes during exhibitions because they’re slowly rebounding from surgeries.

Forward Luke Walton did not play Tuesday because of a strained right hip, but he might be ready to play Friday against the Kings.

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  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    Well so much for a healthy season :lol:

  • PHANTOM

    Is it really injured or a message to the FO to trade him now or this may happen alot this year?

  • MILO

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    I think you’re assumption is accurate, i would do it if i were Kobe!!!