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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Fit For Next Game, Says Byron Scott

Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Fit For Next Game, Says Byron Scott
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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Fit For Next Game, Says Byron Scott

37-year-old Bryant recovered from a shoulder surgery very recently. Here, he received another blow in his left calf during the Tuesday’s preseason game.

Veteran superstar Kobe Bryant left the court during the third quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers’ preseason match-up against Sacramento Kings with a lower leg contusion. The Lakers conceded the game 107-100 to a Kings side led by DeMarcus Cousins.

37-year-old Bryant recovered from a shoulder surgery very recently. Here, he received another blow in his left calf during the Tuesday’s preseason game. Bryant was ruled out with season-ending injuries in the past three years.

Bryant on Tuesday ran into Kings center Kosta Koufos, sustained an injury and was attended by the Lakers’ medical stuff. He walked out of the floor without assistance and went briskly to the locker room.

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Lakers’ coach Byron Scott confirmed that the injury wasn’t serious and the aging star would be match-fit prior to the team’s next preseason outing against the reigning champions Golden State Warriors in San Diego.

“You guys know him. He’s about as tough as they come,” Scott said. “So I think he’ll be fine for Saturday.

“When Lakers’ trainer Gary Vitti left and went to see him in the locker room, obviously there was concern,” Scott said. “So when he came back, the first question was, ‘Is he OK?’ I saw it on the replay. It looked like he kind of got kneed in the calf or the knee. Obviously, we were concerned.”

LA Lakers will resume practice on Thursday.

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