Kobe Bryant Injury: Torn Wrist Ligament Leaves Lakers' Star Day-To-Day

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 19: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers laughs during the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on December 19, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Kobe Bryant has a torn ligament in his right wrist. The L.A. Lakers have listed him as day-to-day.

Kobe Bryant has a torn lunotriquetral ligament in his right wrist, the Los Angeles Lakers announced Wednesday. Bryant will not play in the Lakers' second and final preseason game on Wednesday against the L.A. Clippers, and his status is listed as day-to-day. The Lakers are set to tip off the regular season at home on Sunday against the Chicago Bulls. L.A. has games on Monday and Tuesday, as well.

Bryant has played through injury during much of the past few years, and had a mysterious treatment on his aching knee in Germany during the offseason. It's unclear whether the Lakers expect Kobe to miss any regular season games; surgery doesn't appear to be on the table, and the team hasn't specified exactly how severe the tear is believed to be.

Bryant fell hard on his wrist during Monday's game against the Clippers after having a layup rejected by DeAndre Jordan.

For more on the Lakers, visit Silver Screen And Roll.

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