The Lakers need every single win they can get right now. So, of course, they'd love to have Kobe Bryant in the lineup tonight when they take on the Pacers, just two days after he was ruled out "indefinitely" with a severely sprained ankle. But, they might to have to try and win without their fearless leader on the court, because he's still trying to nurse his ankle back to health.

"He's getting treatment," Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said a little while ago. "Obviously he'll get better every day, and we'll see. When he can go, he'll go."

That doesn't sound too promising. Then again, can you blame Kobe if he sits? Peep the photo he tweeted out of his ankle yesterday in the thumbs gallery above. We'd guess he won't be back until at least Sunday when the Lake Show heads back to the Staples Center to play the Kings.

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[via ESPN Los Angeles]