Bryant told the Orange County Register he cannot push off the ankle which limits his ability to run and shoot.
“I’m not an idiot. I’m not going to run through a wall just to run through a wall. Injury-wise, if I feel I can play through it, I will. If it can heal while I’m playing, I’ll play. But if it’s the type of injury that playing will make it worse, I won’t play.”
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The Lakers next game is Wednesday at Utah and Bryant said any decision on his playing in that game will make moments before tipoff.