The Lakers have been without their leader, Kobe Bryant for the last handful of games. Surprisingly, they have played well without him. He has been sidelined with a bad shin but he plans to back well in time for the playoffs.
Bryant will now begin running again, and if that is pain-free, can begin drills that involve jumping. If there is no discomfort at that point, he will be cleared to play. There’s a chance he will miss the rest of the regular season, though it is considered a longshot. Bryant sitting out 10 consecutive games to end the regular season? ‘I don’t think so,’ Brown said before the game. ‘We knew it was going to be a process. We knew it was an injury where we didn’t want to rush him back. But he is making progress.
Source: LA Times