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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant set to miss six weeks with a knee fracture

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The Los Angeles Lakers suffered a devastating blow on Thursday with superstar Kobe Bryant going down with an injury yet again. Bryant injured his knee in the win over the Memphis Grizzlies and now will miss six weeks as a result due to an MRI showing a fracture according to Lakers Nation reporter Serena Winters on Dec. 19:

Kobe Bryant had an MRI this morning. He has a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau of his knee.

As if the knee injury on the same leg as the Achilles tear wasn't bad enough, the five-time NBA champion will be out a considerable amount of time via Winters:

Kobe Bryant out appprox 6 weeks.

With the Lakers already being extremely thin in the backcourt, Bryant's injury leaves the coaching staff and the front office scrambling for a solution. Bryant was already shouldering the load at the point guard position with Steve Nash, Steve Blake and Jordan Farmar all out with injury, but now the team will be forced to start Xavier Henry until Farmar returns or a solution can be found in free agency.

Needless to say, the Lakers are in a tough situation with no clear indication on what the team intends to do moving forward. A trade or free agent signing may be route the team must take in order to compete moving forward.

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