Kobe Bryant doesn't know when he will return to action for the Los Angeles Lakers, reports ESPN.
The Lakers have 29 games remaining this season, however Bryant remains uncertain as to whether he will be able to participate in any of them.
Bryant is currently trying to recover from a broken bone in is left knee and he's adamant that he must remain focussed.
At a news conference, before the All Star Game, he was asked about his chances of playing before the end of the season. And he responded by telling reporters: "Just try to get better and then go from there.
"I just try to focus, keep my blinders on and just do what I have to do and not worry too much about what's going on around you, but just stay focused on what my responsibilities are."
With Bryant desperate to return for the Lakers, he has admitted that, despite being excited by the challenges ahead, he's not sure as to whether this is the end of his career.
"That's part of the excitement of the challenge, that level of uncertainty," Bryant said. " 'Is this it?' sort of thing, 'Are my best days behind me' sort of thing.
"And to have those conversations with yourself and not be intimidated by that and ... not succumbing to that is part of the challenge. It's really the biggest challenge is saying, 'Well, maybe this is the end. But then again, maybe it's not.' "
The Lakers, for now, will have to continue without their star man as they look to improve upon recent results.
They've been beaten in their last three matches, with their latest setback coming in a 107-103 defeat to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday. The Lakers will now be hoping to bounce back against the Houston Rockets at the Staples Centre on Thursday.
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