Kobe Bryant out with fracture in left knee
The news keeps getting worse for the injury-riddled Los Angeles Lakers. First, Kobe Bryant was out, then the injury bug depleted the Lakers point guards as Steve Nash, Steve Blake and Jordan Farmar all have been out with injuries. And now the news just got worse. With Kobe Bryant back just a handful of games, the iconic Lakers star fractured the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee. Bryant is expected to miss six weeks.
Via ESPN LA:
Los Angeles Lakers star guard Kobe Bryant is expected to miss six weeks with a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee, the team announced Thursday.
Bryant suffered the injury Tuesday in the Lakers’ victory at the Memphis Grizzlies. An MRI exam Thursday revealed that Bryant actually played for a half against the Grizzlies with it.
This appears to be a lost season for the Lakers. In L.A. there is no such thing as a rebuilding year, but unfortunately it appears that’s where the Lakers are heading. This possibly could be a blessing in disguise as the team probably is going to lose a lot of games enabling them to have a better shot at a higher draft pick. This is super important because the Lakers don’t own a first round pick again until 2016.