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Kobe Bryant out six weeks with fractured left knee; Steve Nash out for another month


This is just crazy.

Kobe Bryant thought he just hyperextended his left knee in the Lakers’ last game against the Memphis Grizzlies. However, it was announced today by the Lakers that Bryant in fact fractured the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee.

So, just six games into his comeback from an Achilles injury, Kobe Bryant will now be sidelined for six weeks with this fracture.

Of course, the Lakers are now without any kind of point guard seeing as Kobe’s gone down with this injury. Steve Nash isn’t expected to be back for another month, while Jordan Farmar is still a week away from returning.

Kobe put in so much hard work to get back to this point.

The really worrying thing here is that it didn’t even look like Tony Allen made contact with Kobe’s left knee on Tuesday night which makes you wonder whether the injury was related to his repaired left Achilles’ tendon – maybe Bryant was overcompensating with the knee and putting too much strain on it? Who knows.

Get well soon, Mamba.

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Written by Ross Pickering

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