Kobe Bryant To See Foot Specialist After Leaving Arena On Crutch
After the Los Angeles Lakers’ 113-103 loss to the Bucks on Thursday night, Kobe Bryant left the arena on a crutch as he couldn’t place pressure on his left foot, headed to a specialist Friday in Sacramento. The Lakers won’t fly out to Sacramento until Friday morning and said they’ll provide an update following Bryant’s visit to the specialist after a bone spur in his left foot flared up. Bryant spent extended stretches of the fourth quarter with a wrap around his left foot without his shoe on. With 6:47 left in the fourth as the Lakers called a timeout down three points Thursday, Bryant sat near the end of the bench, removed the wrap on his foot and entered the game. Bryant led the Lakers with 30 points, but he committed six turnovers and missed all three 3-point attempts. As Marquis Daniels crowded him physically all night, Bryant vented his frustration to the officials throughout the game. Before opting for one crutch to bring Bryant out of the Bradley Center, the Lakers briefly considered using a wheelchair, two people with knowledge of the injury told RealGM late Thursday night. Bryant sat out two straight games earlier in the week with a severe left ankle sprain.
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