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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Hyperextends Knee Against Grizzlies

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kobe-bummedAnytime Kobe Bryant goes to the ground, the entire Lakers fan base collectively holds their breath. Bryant went down holding his knee in the third quarter after appearing to hyperextend it while attempting to drive around Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen.

While Bryant did eventually return to the game, he could be seen grimacing and flexing his knee throughout the remainder of the night. After the game Bryant, spoke with reporters and explained what happened, via 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.

Bryant did return to the game and tied for the team lead in scoring with 21 points in the Lakers 96-92 victory over the Grizzlies, so it doesn’t seem to be much of a deal, but it does bear watching going forward. With the rash of injuries that have hit the Lakers backcourt, the last thing they need is for Bryant to have another setback in his continued recovery from the Achilles injury.

The Lakers don’t play again until Friday, so it will be worth monitoring Bryant’s practice time to see how well he will recover before the next game.

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  • Gregory Choa

    He’s fine…these aren’t the droids you’re looking for…move along…move along…

  • ra

    ouch. hyperextending sure hurts. Just ask Joe Theisman (the ultimate hyperextension).

  • Jakub Dvorsky

    that is scary.. he needs to stay healthy

  • Chyeah

    Won’t be surprised if he does re-injure himself though I wish that didn’t happen

    • Jim213

      SW’s view?

  • Zimmeredge

    that’s the risk you go through by only having a 3 man’s rotation on your backcourt.

  • Magic

    What is wrong with the front office? I don’t care what u do but u don’t place an injured player recovering from Achilles injury to play pg when he just got back . He’s gonna get hurt. Wtffffffffffff!!!! Get anyone. Duhon, Morris any scrub till our guards return, SMFH!!!!!!!

  • Al Haldie

    KOBE—just put ur BIG BOY pants on-thats what u tell PAU….long time lakers fan

    • Zimmeredge

      tell a man who’s dedicated his entire life to his sport, who has won 5rings, who’s probably in the top ten all time. that there’s no other player in basketball history who will ever have his tenacity, grit, and desire to win and play even through injury… it’s ballsy to tell him to put his big boy pants on…

    • Josh

      Sounds to me like he already has them on… “It’s just a hyperextension. I do that sometimes. No big deal.”

  • repost

    Useless article. No new information here.

  • Michael Davis

    Kobe needs to take a few days off/miss a game vs a scrub team…rest him like the spurs do duncan…dAntoni is going to run him into the ground again, stupid coaching. Gotta save Kobe from himself

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