Recommendation: Following Tuesday's practice, Bryant stated, "Hopefully I'll be 90 percent tomorrow, put this ankle behind me." So far this season, it is typical for him to sit out practice to rest his ankle, only to suit up and produce at a high level, as evidenced by his 26.8 points per game, which is good for second in the league. There is nothing to worry about here with Bryant.
Update: Bryant (ankle) did not practice Tuesday but intends to play Wednesday at Utah, the Lakers' official site reports.
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