Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE
The Los Angeles Lakers could be without Kobe Bryant in the season opener as he sits out practices dealing with a foot injury.
Bryant missed Sunday's practice and is listed as day-to-day by the Lakers. He suffered the injury late in the third quarter of Los Angeles' last preseason game against the Sacramento Kings on Oct. 21.
"I have my doubts," Lakers forward Pau Gasol said. "He hasn't been able to practice for six days. He's been off that foot for six days. It's no joke. I don't remember the last time he took that many days off of exercising. It's concerning."
Earlier in training camp, Bryant missed practices with discomfort in the same foot, but in a different location. The recent injury, however, is considered much more painful, according to ESPN Los Angeles. Coach Mike Brown remains optimistic, saying that Bryant is "making progress."
At 34 years of age, Bryant is entering his 17th season in the NBA.