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Kobe Bryant to miss six weeks with left knee injury

According to the Los Angeles Lakers Twitter account, Kobe Bryant is expected to miss six weeks with a lateral tibial plateau fracture in his left knee.

News of Bryant’s injury is troubling for Los Angeles Laker fans and fans of good basketball everywhere.  The Black Mamba recently returned from an Achilles injury that had him out of action since April.

Bryant’s comeback from his Achilles injury had been slowly taking shape with a couple Laker wins over the past five days.  Bryant had 21 points in a win against the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday, and a win against the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday.

The Lakers are currently 12-13, and I would expect them to hover around .500 until Kobe returns in late January or early February.  LA has the pieces with Wesley Johnson, Xavier Henry, and Pau Gasol, and needs Kobe back to make it all mesh together.

I wish Kobe a full and speedy recovery in comeback number two.

 

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