Kobe Out vs. Clippers

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, who suffered a right wrist injury in Monday night’s game against the Clippers, was examined today by Dr. Steven Shin of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic and underwent an MRI exam. Results show that Bryant has a torn lunotriquetral ligament.

Bryant will not play in tonight’s game against the Clippers and his status is day-to-day.

UPDATE: We can expect Derek Fisher to start at the point on Wednesday after not playing in Monday’s preseason opener, and with Bryant out, Devin Ebanks could start at the two. This would keep Matt Barnes in place as the starting small forward, with Metta World Peace coming off the bench. Coach Mike Brown had previously mentioned that Ebanks could get a start at the three, as he’s still figuring out who will be awarded that spot on Christmas Day.

The Lakers have not ruled out having Kobe play in the Christmas Day opener against Chicago. That will depend on whether he can practice in next few days and how his wrist feels. – Mike Trudell