Kobe Bryant Tweets Message To Followers After Latest Injury

Kobe Bryant Tweets Message To Followers After Latest Injury


Kobe BryantAfter undergoing an MRI and being ruled out with a knee fracture on Thursday, Kobe Bryant took to Twitter to let his followers know what his mindset is with six weeks set to be missed:

Before Bryant went down with the knee injury, the veteran shooting guard had missed eight months due to the torn Achilles tendon that threatened to end his career prematurely. Although many speculated the end of an era in Los Angeles with Bryant potentially being unable to bounce back, the future Hall of Famer remained vigilant in his attempt to shock the world.

With the latest setback, Bryant will be tested once again, but it comes as no surprise that he’s up for the challenge.

As a result of the latest injury, Bryant will miss at least 22 games and may not get back on the floor until February. The timing of his potential return is interesting to say the least with the NBA trade deadline on Feb. 20 and Dwight Howard’s return to Los Angeles a day earlier on Feb. 19.

Even though the Lakers have reportedly taken Pau Gasol off the trading block, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that the team trades the veteran center before the deadline if the team simply can’t stay afloat without Bryant. If that turns out to be the case, Gasol may have played his last game alongside Bryant.

At this point in time, anything can happen moving forward with everything is in play. Trades could go down, more injuries could occur and Bryant may ultimately be shutdown for the season or possibly even the rest of his career.

Despite an uncertain future, Bryant continues to stay strong and reluctant to bow down to father time.
Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Out Six Weeks With Fracture In Knee

  • lakers_824

    I love kobe and know hes a warrior but im not sure if he can ever bounce back from this one. Im afraid he might turn into tmac and brandon roy where the knee just gives up i hope im wrong because I want kobe to go out on his on terms.

  • SharmJarm

    it might be time to blow this team up and start rebuilding

  • Jim213

    IMO, if clumsy management leaves things as is I don’t see this team making the playoffs. But it’d be best to call it quits this season if Kobe can’t return in 6- 8 weeks.

    Shouldn’t risk the next few years on an injury like this which will buy him more time to regain his strength and conditioning aside of strengthen and regain some of his form.

  • Zimmeredge

    it’s time for Kobe to sit, get prepared for next season. You might wanna make him play the last month of the season (March) in order to get him back on game track but that’s pretty much it.

    there’s a new team out there in which he can play. Grab it, reach for it. Rebuild it brick by brick. First get Gasol out of here (with all due respect to the future HOFer). then go get those young legs in LA whether it’s high draft pick (lottery? top15) or via FA or trade.

    time to rebuild and Kobe has a major role to play.

  • Daniel

    This isn’t happening, it has to be a cruel joke right? Man, he played great last game. Big boy pants and all, let’s push on with Kendal Marshal at point guard.

    • Paytc

      The team will find a way to hold things together until Kobe returns.
      I agree it is hard to accept, but let’s just be thankful…. he can and will return soon.

      This gives the rest of the players a chance to build up their individual and team confidence. Kobe is already super confident and that won’t change. Returning to a confident supporting cast will be major come playoff time :-) Go Lakers !

      • Paytc

        Just keep giving it you’re best. One game at a time.
        Go Lakers !

  • Rob

    Shit Happens and its all over the Lakers.

  • Paytc

    That is why I always say play every game as if it is your last because it just may be your last. Of course I am not referring to Kobe because he always plays with a lot of heart and max effort. But Pau Gasol may have played his last game with Kobe Bryant? As stated above their are no guarantees Gasol is not traded by Feb 20th deadline. Of course we hope Gasol and the team are able to hold things together for the next 20 games. And keeping or trading Gasol is not a call any fans can make.

    I have a good feeling Kobe will return earlier than 6 weeks, but that will hinge on if the team has a couple of healthy and reliable PG’s in place. I am glad Henry gets more time to prove he is worthy. Kobe is already super confident. Let more of the team have a chance to raise their level of confidence.

    It’s never gonna be easy for Kobe. That’s what separates him from most of the modern day so call superstars. They look for the easiest way. Easy or hard Kobe just keeps plugging away.

    Go Kobe ! Go Lakers !