Kobe Bryant isn't the type of player that people typically worry about missing any games, but his status for Wednesday night's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves is currently up in the air. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar is visiting an ear, nose and throat specialist on Tuesday to further diagnose his injuries.
Bryant's status won't be determined until seeing the specialist on Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles Times' Mike Bresnahan. The visit was originally scheduled for Monday, but apparently was delayed for unknown reasons.
Bryant suffered a broken nose and mild concussion during the All-Star game, according to a team release, but no timetable was set for his return. It seems Tuesday's visit to the specialist will determine if the Black Mamba will be forced to miss any time, or if he's simply forced to wear a protective mask.
The Lakers are set to play the Wolves on Wednesday, the Detroit Pistons on Friday and then will meet up Sunday afternoon with the Miami Heat. If Bryant is forced to miss any time, it's expected he'll do his best to make it back by the Heat game, considering it was Dwyane Wade who committed the foul to break Bryant's nose.
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