Los Angeles Lakers leading scorer Kobe Bryant will miss his sixth consecutive game with a sore left shin tonight against the Spurs in Los Angeles.
Lakers coach Mike Brown told the Los Angeles Times at his team’s morning practice that to the lineup and he won’t predict when his All-Star shooting guard will return.
“He’s done some one-on-one stuff,” Brown said, “and he’s starting to move around a little bit pretty good.”
Brown said that Bryant will need to show trainers he can run and jump without pain before he will be cleared to play.
Bryant told ABC sideline reporter Heather Cox during Sunday’s game against Dallas in quotes that he plans to return soon.
“I’ll definitely be back well before the playoffs,” Bryant told Cox.
The Lakers are 4-1 with Bryant out of the lineup, including a 98-84 victory in San Antonio last week.
They have five games left in the season, including tonight’s game and another one Friday night in San Antonio.