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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant returning this season remains doubtful

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Kobe Bryant has only played six games this season after returning from surgery on his ruptured Achilles tendon. The knee fracture suffered in December has kept the superstar sidelined and it may result in keeping on the sidelines for the rest of the season. Head coach Mike D'Antoni doesn't appear optimistic that Kobe will return this season according to Mike Bresnahan of the L.A. Times on March 3:

Kobe's return this season looks less likely. D'Antoni: "The doctors haven't cleared Kobe so it's a non-issue right now." Only 6 weeks left.

Earlier in the season, Kobe promised to return to the floor for the Los Angeles Lakers no matter what the team's record may be. Although Kobe hasn't changed his stance on planning to return before season's end, all signs seem to be pointing to the superstar guard shutting it down.

Along with Kobe potentially out for the season, Steve Nash also appears to be done for the year. Nash has been trying to battle through nerve issues in his back, but every time he returns, the veteran point guard ends up in the training room once again.

D'Antoni also chimed in on Nash's status on Monday saying that he believes the two-time NBA MVP will not play the rest of the season.

Although neither player has been ruled out for the season as of yet, the writing is on the wall that both Kobe and Nash will not play another game moving forward.

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