Kobe sits out Lakers practice due to minor foot pain
El Segundo, CA, United States (4E Sports) – Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant skipped practice sessions Friday because of a minor injury in his right foot.
Lakers trainer Gary Vitti reportedly ordered Bryant to sit out Friday’s practice. Bryant is day-to-day but the injury is not serious.
“My take on it is this: Gary has a job to do, he’s our head trainer and I just follow his lead. He knows a lot more than me when it comes to that stuff, so really, I’m OK not knowing what’s going on. Just, ‘Can a guy go or not?’ If you can go, great. If he can’t go, great,” coach Mike Brown told ESPN Friday.
Meanwhile, Lakers center Dwight Howard has already participated in 5-on-5 full scrimmage and is expected to continue his progress as the season draws near.
“I couldn’t even tell you what he hasn’t done,” Brown told ESPN of Howard’s recovery from back surgery. “Every time I look up he’s in the drills, whether it’s contact or non-contact.”