Bryant was originally injured on April 12 in a win over the
The Lakers will play without Bryant on Friday night in Sacramento. The All-Star guard stayed in Los Angeles to work out individually in preparation for his Sunday return.
Through 18 games without Bryant, the Lakers have managed to stay at .500. A victory in Sacramento would give the team a winning record despite being deprived of their best player as well as veteran point guard
Judging by Coach
Bryant could also see time at point guard or small forward.