Found April 13, 2013 on
LOS ANGELES – Kobe Bryant pushed his fraying body and his Los Angeles Lakers teammates relentlessly through the second half of a vital game until he felt a searing pain in his left heel.
Bryant’s Achilles’ tendon apparently is torn. His season likely is over.
And though the Lakers held on to beat Golden State, Bryant thinks they’ll have to continue their playoff chase without their leader.
Bryant scored 34 points while playing much of the second half in obvious pain with an injured left leg, eventually leaving with 3:06 to play in the Lakers’ 118-116 win over the Warriors on Friday night.
Bryant hyperextended his left knee early in the half, but didn’t come out while the Lakers chased a victory that kept them one game ahead of Utah for the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Bryant then hurt himself seriously on a relatively innocent drive to the hoop, altering the Lakers’ season and possibly changing NBA history.
“I made a move that I’ve made a million ...
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Kobe Bryant's trainer Tim Grover spoke about Kobe's torn achilles tendon and whether or not it was the result of playing so many minutes.
Kobe Bryant made an ordinary move to the basket, putting his head down and pushing off his back foot. Only this time, it ended with Bryant wincing and crumpling to the ground.
The diagnosis: A torn Achilles tendon.
The result: The Lakers playoff hopes possibly crumpling right along with their star.
Bryant will have an MRI on Saturday to confirm the bad news already reported by...
The last time he was injured this season, Kobe Bryant sat on the Lakers bench and drew plays on a clipboard for his teammates.
This time, Lakers coach Mike DAntoni insists he doesnt need any help.
A few hours before the Lakers played the San Antonio Spurs at Staples Center in their first game since Bryant suffered a ruptured Achilles' tendon, the Lakers guard posted this tweet...
Yes, I’m giving you another Kobe Bryant update. Don’t act like you don’t need this in your life! Kobe Bryant has finally launched his Instagram page. What were his first photos of? His surgery of course. Less than 24 hours after the Black Mamba tore his Achilles Tendon, Kobe had surgery Saturday afternoon at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. The recovery time is said to be...
As if the Los Angeles Lakers season couldn’t get any worse…Kobe Bryant will be out 6-9 months with an Achilles injury. He suffered the injury on Friday night in a game against Golden State. The Lakers season simply hasn’t gone the way it was expected. Injuries have played a major role with them not being [...]
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Tweet The Los Angeles Lakers are a game up on the Utah Jazz for the eighth, and final, playoff spot in the NBA’s Western Conference thanks to a 118-116 victory over the Golden State Warriors Friday night. While the win keeps the Lakers in a postseason spot for another another day it’s one that [...]
Lakers' Kobe Bryant underwent an MRI on his leg today to determine if he had ruptured his Achilles tendon following a leg injury Friday night against the Golden State Warriors. Arash Markazi of ESPN LA confirmed via Twitter that Bryant has indeed ruptured his Achilles tendon which will end his season and will take 6-9 months for recovery. Lakers trainer Gary Vitti confirms its...
I've been there, there is no quick recovery.
With the focus on projecting the impact of 35 year-old Kobe Bryant’s ruptured left Achilles on the Lakers’ playoff prospects and his future in the sport, there hasn’t been much said about the implications of Bryant having played hurt. It is as though one injury had no bearing on the other. That is not likely the case.
Kobe sustained what was reportedly a “severe” left ankle...