With two practices scheduled for Friday, Bryant opted to skip the morning session because of a sore right foot. He was expected to join his teammates for the evening workout, but missed that one, too, according to a Lakers spokesman.
It’s not considered a serious injury, but given the extended mileage on Bryant’s 34-year-old legs, every bump and bruise could be cause for concern down the road. After all, Bryant has played all but 17 games over the last five seasons.
The Lakers will practice once today and then travel to Fresno for Sunday’s exhibition opener against the Golden State Warriors. Bryant is expected to play, although the Lakers listed him as day to day when they updated his condition Friday evening.