The Los Angeles Lakers could be receiving more bad news. Just a day after it was announced that the team’s best perimeter defender Metta World Peace would miss at least six weeks after undergoing surgery for a torn meniscus, it is being reported that star Kobe Bryant has a bone spur in his left foot.
Bryant refused to speak with reporters after the Lakers game on Thursday night — probably because of a combination of the loss and the pain he was feeling. Some reports indicate Bryant left the arena on crutches last night.
He will need to undergo further evaluation today in Sacramento, according to Kevin Ding of the Orange County Register.
Kobe was putting various wraps around his left foot, with his shoe off, while on the bench in the fourth quarter, searching for relief.
— KEVIN DING (@KevinDing) March 29, 2013
The Lakers are fighting to keep their playoff hopes alive, but if Bryant is forced to miss any time it could be a wrap for the Lakers this season.
Los Angeles is already struggling on the defensive side of the ball and if they were forced to go a number of games without Bryant and World Peace, even the most optimistic Lakers fan would have to admit their postseason hopes are dead.