Upset Kobe Bryant has ankle sprain

Updated: March 14, 2013, 12:50 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ATLANTA -- 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.

X-rays were negative.

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.

The Lakers do not practice on Thursday. Bryant's regiment for the day? "Compression. Ice. Django. ...

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