Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant has been out with a fractured lateral tibial plateau that has yet to heal, so he is still waiting to be cleared so he can return to the court. Unfortunately for Bryant, who has said that being on the sideline is killing him, he could miss another two weeks to one month before he is able to return.
Bryant’s level of discomfort is such that his visit with Lakers doctor Steve Lombardo on Tuesday evening before the Lakers face the Indiana Pacers will not even include an MRI or any other diagnostic procedure to judge the bone’s healing, according to a team source. Bryant is expected to miss at least two more weeks, perhaps even another month.
The good news for Bryant is that missing those extra weeks would give him an excuse to skip the NBA All-Star Game.
Of course, he’d probably rather be 100 percent healthy and out on the court helping the team rack up wins.