March 25, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) reacts against the Golden State Warriors during the fourth quarter at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Lakers 109-103. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Kobe Bryant Has Bone Spur in Foot; Examination Coming Friday

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.

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.

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