Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 4/13/13
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 a ruptured Achilles tendon and Kobe Bryant will be sidelined 6-9 months. — Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) April 13, 2013 Since Bryant reached a decision that he would indeed retire after next season, will his season-ending injury force him to retire earlier than he intended? What about the Lakers? Who will step up and carry them through the playoffs, should they clinch, without their captain? Although I don't like the Lakers, I've grown to respect Kobe and any season-ending injury is a sad situation. Celtics fans know this feeling all too well following the loss of Rajon Rondo, Jared Sullinger, and Leandro Barb...
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