Superstar shooting guard Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers is expected to miss approximately six weeks due to an injured left knee. This is the second major injury setback of the year for the superstar. A magnetic resonance image exam of Bryant’s left knee revealed that he has a fracture in his lateral tibial plateau which is located on the top of his shinbone near his knee.
Sidelined Until February
Kobe made his season debut with LA last December 8 after missing out almost eight months of the season while recovering from a torn Achilles tendon. He apparently injured himself again while playing against Memphis, his 4th game in five nights. The 4th leading scorer in NBA history will be sidelined until February or maybe indefinitely as a result of the injury. LA head coach Mike D’Antoni says, “You hate it for Kobe. He’s worked so hard to get back, but he’ll be back. He’ll be back in six weeks. We’ve just got to weather the storm until he gets back.”