Los Angeles Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant will not play in the team’s final preseason contest on Wednesday night, and is listed as day-to-day after he tore a ligament in his right wrist according to a report from the “Los Angeles Times” on Wednesday. The former NBA MVP suffered the injury in the team’s loss Monday night to the Los Angeles Clippers. An MRI exam that the veteran had revealed that he tore the lunotriquetral ligament, which keeps two small bones on the outside of the wrist in place. Bryant was wearing a brace on the injured wrist at practice on Wednesday.
The Lakers team leader scored 22 points Monday night as his team was crushed by the Clippers by a final score of 114-95 Monday night. The two teams will face each other again in the game on Wednesday. The Lakers open up the regular season on Christmas Day hosting the Chicago Bulls. If Bryant is able to play most likely he will have the injured wrist taped before the game. The injury he suffered could take just a few days or up to a few weeks before it stops being bothersome depending on the severity of the tear.