Source: Adi Joseph / USA Today
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant has a broken bone in his left knee and is expected to miss six weeks, the team announced Thursday afternoon.
Bryant has played six games this season since returning from a torn left Achilles tendon, averaging 13.8 points, 6.3 assists and 4.3 rebounds a game. He twisted his knee during Tuesday’s win against the Memphis Grizzlies but told news reporters then that it was stiff.
The team announced the fractured lateral tibial plateau via Twitter.
“You hate it for Kobe,” Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni said. “He’s worked so hard to get back.”
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