Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant tore a ligament in his right wrist during a pre-season game against the Clippers, and the injury altered the way he released the ball. As a result, Bryant had to take extra caution in games and took injections to numb the pain.
However, Bryant told Kevin Ding of the OCRegister.com that the pain is no longer present and that the injury has fully healed.
“I got through it,” Bryant said.
When I asked him if he would use the term “healed,” Bryant said: “Yes.”
Kobe stopped taking the injections two games ago when the Lakers played the Jazz and he played without the supportive tape for the first time on Monday against the Philadelphia 76ers. As a result, Bryant has regained full motion on his shot and that was clearly evident Monday night when he nailed four three-pointers. “I’ve got more flexibility on the shot,” Bryant said.
Bryant never complained about the injury and played through it despite the excruciating pain. Now that his wrist and knees are close to 100%, Lakers fan can expect to see Kobe Bryant accomplish even more impressive feats.