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Lakers' Scott unclear on Kobe Bryant's return from Achilles strain

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant strained his right Achilles in the fourth quarter of Friday's 117-113 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder and is sidelined with the same injury Sunday against the Utah Jazz.

Lakers coach Byron Scott said he wasn't sure when the 37-year-old Bryant, who ruptured his left Achilles tendon in April 2013, would return to the lineup.

"I have no idea," Scott said Sunday before his team faced the Jazz. "I think [Lakers longtime trainer] Gary [Vitti] has to get his hands on him and see where he is now with it, then we have to go from there."

Bryant has missed a handful of games this season -- his 20th and last in the NBA -- because of various ailments, whether it be his back or a sore right shoulder.

Scott said that Bryant indicated that he strained his right Achilles in the fourth quarter against the Thunder, but, Scott said, "He just shrugged and said 'I’m OK' and [he] finished out the game."