Kobe Bryant sits out practice with sore ankle

Kobe Bryant has skipped practice with the Los Angeles Lakers to

rest his sore left ankle.

The Lakers will wait until game time Friday night to decide

whether Bryant will play against the Denver Nuggets.

Bryant received treatment on his ankle Thursday after

aggravating his injury during Wednesday night’s victory over

Charlotte when teammate Lamar Odom stepped on his foot. Bryant

originally sprained his ankle in Philadelphia last week.

Bryant scored a season-low five points on 2-for-12 shooting

against the Bobcats.

He has been bothered by injuries throughout the season, most

notably breaking a finger on his shooting hand, yet the NBA’s

fourth-leading scorer still hasn’t missed a game.