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Kobe Bryant expected to miss February games with injured Knee

Kobe in his mamba suit
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According to Bleacher Report, Kobe Bryant’s season will be sidelined for at least two more weeks. On Tuesday, it was announced that Kobe could be out until March. Now he really doesn't have to worry about taking a spot in the NBA All-Star game.

The Superstar shooting guard only played in six games after coming back quickly from an Achilles injury. With all of the Lakers’ injuries in the backcourt, Kobe was forced to play the point guard role immediately.

Just as he was trying to get back in the swing of things, Kobe injured his knee on a freak play against the Memphis Grizzlies. He ended up finishing the game strong but the Lakers revealed that Kobe Bryant fractured his lateral tibial plateau.

Here’s the new diagnosis via Bleacher Report- The fractured lateral tibial plateau in Bryant’s left knee hasn’t healed yet, even though the Lakers had initially been pointing to a medical re-evaluation Tuesday as a point at which he might be cleared to play. 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.

While Kobe was slowly getting back into the groove, the Lakers were struggling. There were suggestions that he shouldn’t play as many minutes, but since his knee injury, the Lakers have won four out of the last 20 games.

Bleacher Report also states that Steve Nash and Jordan Farmar should return in the next week. That should alleviate the pressure on Kobe if and when he comes back in 2014.

The Lakers take on the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night.


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