Kobe Bryant Questionable for Season Opener

by October 29, 2012

Due to an injured right foot, there’s no telling if Kobe Bryant will suit up for the Los Angeles Lakers’ first game of the season on Tuesday night. From the team website: “With only one day separating the Lakers from their season opener, the primary question at the team’s practice facility on Sunday was whether or not Kobe Bryant would play against the Dallas Mavericks. L.A.’s co-captain is still recovering from a strained/bruised foot, and did not participate in practice again on Sunday, his sixth straight day of inactivity after initially hurting the foot last Sunday. ‘I don’t know; I have my doubts,’ said Pau Gasol, when asked if he thought Kobe would be ready on Tuesday. ‘He hasn’t been able to practice for six days. He’s been off that foot for six days. It’s no joke; I don’t remember the last time he took that many days off. It’s a little concerning.’ Coach Mike Brown maintained that Kobe is still ‘day-to-day,’ but there is optimism that the 17-year veteran is recovering with the time off. ‘He’s making progress,’ said Brown. ‘He’s definitely making progress; he’s not going backwards at all.'”