Lakers` Kobe Bryant hurts wrist, questionable for opener

New York: Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant tore a ligament in his right wrist in preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers and is considered day-to-day, the National Basketball Association club said.

The twice NBA Finals Most Valuable Player will not play in Wednesday`s game against the Clippers but has not been ruled out of the Lakers` regular season opener against the Chicago Bulls on Sunday.

The 33-year-old Bryant, the NBA`s MVP in the 2007-08 season and a key contributor in five league championships for the Lakers, averaged 25.3 points, 4.7 assists and 5.3 rebounds last season in his 15th NBA campaign.

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