Kobe out indefinitely with severe ankle sprain

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is out indefinitely with a severe left ankle sprain suffered in Wednesday night’s 96-92 loss to the Atlanta Hawks, the team announced.

Bryant would not speculate whether he would play Friday against the Indiana Pacers, but he left Philips Arena on Wednesday walking with a limp but without the aid of crutches.

Bryant had 31 points, seven rebounds and five assists in the loss. He was hurt on a baseline jumper that would have forced overtime if it had gone in with 3 seconds remaining.

Bryant landed on Dahntay Jones’ foot and twisted his left ankle, crumpling to the court in pain.

This article was originally posted on ESPN.com