Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Bryant has broken bone in knee – Lakers

KOBE-ALL-STARLOS ANGELES, December 20 – Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant has a broken bone in his left knee and is expected to miss six weeks, the NBA team said Thursday.

“You hate it for Kobe,” Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni said in remarks posted on the team’s Twitter feed. “He’s worked so hard to get back.”

Bryant missed the first 19 games of the season as he continued to recover from surgery to repair a torn left Achilles tendon suffered in April.

He had played just six games and averaged 13.8 points.

Bryant was injured Tuesday in the third quarter of a 96-92 win over Memphis. He walked carefully to the bench but returned later to the contest and finished with 21 points.

Bryant said immediately after the game that he was pleased with his performance in his fourth game in five days, and downplayed any injury he may have suffered when he fell with Memphis’s Tony Allen guarding him.

“I tend to hyperextend my knees every now and then,” Bryant said after the game. “This was one of those situations.”

The Lakers, who host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, were already battling a bevy of injuries.

The team said Thursday that veteran point guard Steve Nash, who has been out with a chronic nerve issue in his back, will be reevaluated in a month.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Point guard Jordan Farmar and Steve Blake also remain sidelined, Farmer with a hamstring injury and Blake with a torn ligament in his right elbow.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


More on Capital Sports


NAIROBI, Kenya, May 25 – There is light at the end of the tunnel. After failed promises over the last three years since its...


NAIROBI, Kenya, June 8 – Olympic Champion Caster Semenya and wife Violet Raseboya have hinted that they might be expecting a baby in a...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 13 – Kenya’s history making Daniel Adongo, the first Kenyan to play in America’s National Football League (NFL), is now living...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 15 – Daniel Wanjiru, the 2017 London Marathon champion has been slapped with a four-year ban by the World Athletics Disciplinary...

© 2022 Capital Digital Media. Capital Group Limited. All Rights Reserved