After practicing three times in a handful of days, Kobe Bryant sat out Thursday’s session with tightness in his Achilles. But breathe easy, Lakers fans, as this is not seen as a setback, but an expected occurrence.
Bryant is battling back from the Achilles injury that sidelined him for seven months. After returning to practice Friday and participating in this week’s workouts, Bryant’s absence from Thursday does not have the Lakers worried.
Another veteran Laker battling injuries had his status updated. Mike D’Antoni told reporters that Steve Nash still was 10 days away from returning.
Nash is battling a slew of injuries, most notably the pinched nerve in his back. Nash had a spinal epidural earlier this month and is recovering slowly.
Lastly, big man Chris Kaman sat out practice with a sore back. His status is more positive, as it’s just a day-to-day injury.
The Lakers are next in action tomorrow night when they host the Golden State Warriors.