Kobe Bryant leaves arena on crutches after Game 4Posted by Inside Hoops
Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times reports:
Kobe Bryant did one of the few interviews ever conducted in a trainer’s room, sitting on a padded table after sustaining what the team officially called a sprained left ankle, though Bryant indicated it was more of a foot injury.
He was injured while defending Willie Green with 1:32 to play. He was moving across the lane when his foot buckled under him without any contact.
Two crutches were propped against the wall in the trainer’s room. He then used them to leave the arena and board the team bus.
“It’s going to take a lot to stop me to play,” Bryant said. “We’ll make sure we stay on top of it.”
He said he would undergo treatment on the plane ride back to Los Angeles immediately after the game. The team was planning an MRI exam or X-rays as a precaution.
After getting hurt, Bryant walked stiffly around the court for a minute before giving Shannon Brown an “I’m good, I’m good” when the reserve guard approached him.