LAS VEGAS (AP) Kobe Bryant has left the Lakers' exhibition game against Sacramento with a bruised left leg and will not return.
Bryant appeared to be kneed on a second-half drive to the basket and went to the locker room. The Lakers called his injury a left lower-leg contusion.
Bryant is returning after missing most of the last two seasons with knee and shoulder injuries. He finished with 10 points on 4-of-12 shooting Tuesday.