Wednesday , Oct , 22 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Kobe Bryant to Forego MRI

Kobe Bryant to Forego MRIIs this more bravado from Kobe Bryant or is the injury so minor that it doesn’t warrant attention?  Either way, he won’t be undergoing an MRI on the hyperextended knee he suffered last night.

"We’ll see how it feels [Wednesday]. It’s sore," Bryant said in a brief interview with the Los Angeles Times before ducking into a dark sports utility vehicle that was waiting in the Sports Arena loading dock.

On Wednesday, the Lakers said they had no plans to have Bryant undergo an MRI exam. He is listed as day to day. He lifted weights, but did not practice.

"I didn’t even ask him about the injury," coach Phil Jackson said Tuesday. "The trainer said he hyperextended his knee somewhat. We’ll see what it’s like [Wednesday], then go from there."ESPN

Will Kobe Bryant be back in shape for the start of the season?  Should he have his knee checked out just in case?  Let us know what you think in the comment section.