It seems like the injury bug will not leave the Los Angeles Lakers.
Just six game since his return from an Achilles tear, Kobe Bryant will once again be sidelined for an extended period of time. Bryant has fractured the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee and will miss about six weeks of action. Just as the players were starting to get adjusted to him in the lineup, Bryant will be forced to watch his team from the bench.
Nick Young spoke to the media about the news and the Los Angeles Times writes that the guard is still in shock. Young was playing well alongside Bryant and those two were on the verge of becoming a very potent duo. Now Young must take on a bigger role in the rotation and make up for the lost production.
“It’s shocking,” said Nick Young. “You’ve just got to somehow come together as a team and just try our best out there at this point.”
Young is accustomed to playing without Bryant as he was one of the main options earlier in the season. However, this time will be very different as Young will not have Jordan Farmar or Steve Blake with him in the lineup. This has been an injury plagued season for the Lakers and everyone is hoping no one else goes down.
Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Out Six Weeks With Fracture In Knee, Steve Nash Out Four More Weeks