Kobe Bryant Won’t Allow Tests on Injured Ankle

by April 26, 2011

So much for getting that MRI on his bum ankle/foot, as Kobe refused to get any tests done, going against the wishes of his employer. From ESPN: “Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has a sprained left ankle and is officially listed as day to day, a team spokesman told reporters on Monday. ‘He says he’ll play,’ Lakers coach Phil Jackson said of Bryant’s status for Tuesday’s pivotal Game 5 with the Lakers’ first-round series tied 2-2 … Bryant spent Monday undergoing extensive treatment on the ankle, according to Jackson, including icing, electrostimulation and massage. Bryant declined to undergo any further examination of the injury through X-rays or an MRI, going against the wishes of the Lakers front office. ‘Right now, he’s not,’ Jackson said. ‘We’re trying to convince him that it might be a good idea.’ When asked what the Lakers’ medical staff thought of Bryant’s injury, Jackson said, ‘He won’t let them deal with it.'”