Andre Ethier returned to Southern California on Wednesday to have his troublesome left ankle re-examined, and the team isn’t sure whether he will be available for the NL division series starting next week.
Kobe Bryant wasn’t in uniform when the Los Angeles Lakers tipped off Sunday night against the Sacramento Kings, missing his first game of the season to rest his sprained left ankle.
Despite what he called the worst sprained ankle of his career, Kobe Bryant’s availability for Friday night’s game will be a game-time decision.
Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum did not need an MRI on Monday for his sprained left ankle and is considered day-to-day.
Andrew Bynum suffered a moderate sprain of his left ankle on Sunday night in the first half against the Golden State Warriors and will be re-evaluated on Monday.
Lakers forward Matt Barnes sprained his right knee during Los Angeles’ game against the New Orleans Hornets.
The San Diego Chargers are hopeful that TE Antonio Gates can play on Sunday against the New England Patriots.