Kobe Bryant Injury Update: Return ‘Completely Out Of My Control’

Kobe Bryant Injury Update: Return ‘Completely Out Of My Control’


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After the 92-86 loss to the Chicago Bulls, Kobe Bryant was at the Nike Vault to discuss his shoes and the Prelude Pack. While most of the discussion was about his new shoes, Bryant spoke about his current injury and when he will return.

With Bryant dealing with a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee and out past All-Star weekend, the five-time champion says he doesn’t know when he’ll return:

“Injuries doing alright. Slow. The process is slow. It’s frustrating because it’s out of your control.”

With the injury testing his patience, Bryant is still cycling and has not been able to do any training:

“Just cycling. No training. First week is cool, second week, third…needs some other s***.”

With the Los Angeles Lakers 18-33 and headed for the lottery, most fans would like to see Bryant sit out the rest of the season. While it may actually come down to that if the injury doesn’t heal as quickly as anticipated, Bryant has maintained that he will play regardless of the team’s situation.

In six games this season, Bryant averaged 13.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 6.3 assists after returning from the Achilles rupture he sustained last April. The five-time champion is currently limited to bike work and will have to patiently wait for the injury to heal on its own.
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  • dhadydodz

    we will wait!

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Get through this hell caused by this devastating injury,he deserves better than this.

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  • Jim213

    No rush, they ain’t going anywhere. What’s the worst thing that could happen? Plays the last 20+ games buying himself the off season and possibly an extra year. >=O

    • michael

      I think he should join the last few games that his first game isn’t next season.

  • Thomas Holt

    Thats right, no rush! Even if you do feel good to go this season Stay Away Kobe! Coming back this season will just cause you more frustration. Take this time to relax and get ready for next season.

  • Cali Jeff

    I hope nature just keeps us tanking on the sly.

    • Jim213

      SMH, but the bottom dwellers are starting to win too. 30-52 without tanking IMO.

  • Jay Brodes

    feel terrible for mamba..i am so ticked no mamba for ASG weekend. that said i heard an elephant print cw for the kbix..i hope that is in the mid flyknit version i am all in! get well soon!