Kobe Bryant misses Monday’s practice, still considered day-to-day

The wait continues.

Will Kobe Bryant play in Lakers’ season opener Tuesday against the Dallas Mavericks?

Who knows.

The Lakers star didn’t practice Monday and received continual treatment on his bruised and strained right foot. He’s still considered day-to-day.

During the Lakers’ practice open to the media, Bryant stood on the sideline wearing warm-up clothes. At times, he talked with Lakers Coach Mike Brown in between drills.

Ever since injuring his foot in the Lakers’ preseason loss Oct. 21 against the Kings, Bryant has missed five practices and two preseason games. Late in the third quarter, Bryant tripped over the foot of Sacramento forward Thomas Robinson while cutting through the lane. Bryant stayed in the game, but the pain in his foot worsened afterward.

Bryant’s appeared spry in six preseason games, averaging 20.4 points on 50% shooting in 26.8 minutes. But the Lakers’ star has had to monitor his injuries closely. Bryant missed a double session the fourth day of training camp because of a bruised right foot. Bryant sat out of the Lakers’ second preseason game because of a punctured right shoulder that has since healed. He also skipped the Lakers’ last two exhibitions because of his latest injury.


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