08:09 AM ET 12.22 | While Vinny Del Negro can traffic in optimism, the Lakers took another hit Wednesday. Kobe Bryant sustained a torn ligament in his right wrist, simultaneously clouding his capacity to score and the Lakers' ability to win. Bryant planned to endure the discomfort instead of opting for surgery that would dim his chances of playing an already abbreviated 66-game season. He is officially listed as day-to-day by the team. He did not play in the Clippers' 108-103 exhibition victory Wednesday at Staples Center. Lakers officials were tight-lipped about his availability for the season opener Sunday against Chicago, but a person familiar with the situation said Bryant would give it a shot.