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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Lakers' Kobe Bryant Suffers Hyperextended Knee

By on 12/18/2013 10:00:00 AM

Lakers' star Kobe Bryant went down holding his knee in the third quarter against the Grizzles after appearing to hyperextend it in an attempt to drive past Memphis guard Tony Allen.

Although Bryant did return to the game, he was seen grimacing and flexing his knee for the rest of the night.

According to Time Warner Cable SportsNet,
"When players come back from lower body injuries, a lot of times they injure something else because of overcompensation for their recently healed injury. Bryant has already spoken numerous times about his ankles struggling to stay warm, and now he has tweaked a knee."
After returning to the game, Bryant went on to tie for the teams lead in scoring with 21 points, so the injury is more than likely something minor, however it should still be monitored going forward.

With the amount of injury the Lakers backcourt is experiencing, the last thing the team needs is for Bryant to deal with another setback in his recovery from his torn Achilles tendon.

Luckily, the Lakers don't play again until Friday night, so there is still hope for a speedy recovery before then.

The Lakers went on to defeat the Grizzles 96-92.


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