Lakers trainer wants Kobe Bryant to rest 1-2 weeks, Byron Scott doesn’t envision that
Kobe Bryant missed a game with a strained right Achilles tendon. Then, he returned for last night’s Lakers-Pelicans game only to leave in the first half when his right Achilles became sore.
How is Lakers coach Byron Scott handling his hobbled 37-year-old star?
Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times:
BScott said Kobe feeling better with Achilles injury and will fly with team to Golden State today. KB listed as questionable, probable.— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) January 13, 2016
BScott said trainer Gary Vitti wants to shut down KB 1-2 weeks. But Scott said he doesn't see that happening— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) January 13, 2016
Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News:
Byron sounds in favor of Vitti'a suggestion of shutting Kobe down 1-2 weeks. But Byron plans to talk to Kobe, Gary and Mitch— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) January 13, 2016
Byron on Kobe: "My biggest concern is I want that man to finish the season standing up on the court and getting the respect he deserves."— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) January 13, 2016
I understand and respect Kobe’s desire to play as much as possible before he retires. But if he keeps pressing now, he faces significant risk of a setback that costs him far more than a week or two.