Kobe Bryant questionable for Lakers' opener | Inquirer Sports

Kobe Bryant questionable for Lakers’ opener

/ 10:56 AM October 26, 2012

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SAN DIEGO — The Los Angeles Lakers are not sure if Kobe Bryant will be fit to play in Tuesday’s NBA opener against the Dallas Mavericks.

Bryant is nursing a bruised and strained right foot. He did not make the trip to San Diego for the Lakers’ final preseason game on Thursday against the Sacramento Kings.

Lakers coach Mike Brown said it didn’t make sense for Bryant to make the bus trip because he needs to elevate the foot. “And the 2½-hour ride down and back would not be good.”

Lakers center Dwight Howard was scheduled to play against the Kings. Howard is recovering from back surgery.

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