Kobe Bryant Missing Games Due to Torn Wrist Ligament December 22, 2011 21:16

Kobe Bryant did not play in the pre-season game against the LA Clippers on Wednesday, due to a torn ligament in his right wrist. The injury is now raising questions as to whether Kobe will play in the season opener on Christmas day.

Kobe damaged his wrist in the third quarter of the Lakers game against the Clippers on Monday night. Lakers coach, Mike Brown, has said that Kobe's immediate future is uncertain, and that decisions as to whether he's fit to play will be made on a day-to-day basis.

Kobe was blocked by Clippers centre DeAndre Jordan in Monday's game as he was going for a layup, and after crashing to the floor was seen holding his wrist. Kobe held out in the game for a further 3 minutes before going to the bench.

Kobe did attend Lakers practice on Tuesday, but then did not participate in Wednesday's shoot around, and he also didn't talk to the media before the game against the Clippers on Wednesday night.

Kobe has played down the injury saying that it's not a problem. With just days before the season opener, there has yet to be the final say in the matter of whether or not he will play.