Jackson indicated that Bryant might not play again until Wednesday night, when the Lakers are at home against Sacramento.
Bryant, leading the Lakers with an average of 29.2 points a game, won't be placed on the injured list, and Jackson said, "We talked about it, but it's not a situation where he needs to be out for that long."
Bryant hurt his ankle, which has bothered him at various times this season, late in the Lakers' 107-100 loss at Milwaukee on Wednesday night.
The Lakers also said Friday that they had put guard Tyronn Lue on the injured list because of a sprained left ankle. Guard Mike Penberthy, who was placed on the injured list March 13, will replace Lue on the active roster.
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