The much anticipated comeback of Kobe Bryant has been put on hold after six games. Bryant injured his left knee in the third quarter of Tuesday’s game against the Grizzlies. On Thursday, it was revealed by Lakers Nation that Kobe has a fractured lateral tibial plateau in that left knee. Now the “Black Mamba” has to wait another six weeks before healing from the current injury.
Kobe worked diligently in the off season to come back from a career threatening Achilles injury. While many people thought he would make his season debut on Christmas, Kobe made his first appearance against Toronto in early December.
As Bryant was slowly rounding back into form, the Lakers were hoping that his rust would soon wear off. In three of the six games, Kobe scored 20 or more points. In the other three, Kobe scored fewer than 10 points.
Soon after the latest injury, the Lakers thought Kobe shook off a minor scare, however, Thursday’s news proves otherwise. So it appears that Kobe had a strong game playing on one leg in the second half. Now the Lakers will be without four guards for the foreseeable future.
This setback might be a blessing in disguise for the Lakers and Kobe. However, only time will tell. Still, Kobe’s career is far from over after this knee injury. This time it will be important for Kobe not to rush back until he is 100 percent healthy.
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