Kobe Bryant Is Out Six Weeks
Already down three point guards, the Lakers announced that Kobe Bryant is out for six weeks with a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau fracture in his left knee.
Injury Update: Kobe Bryant has a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee. He is expected to miss 6 weeks.— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) December 19, 2013
Of course this is the same leg that Kobe tore his Achilles tendon in April. Kobe returned complete with melodramatic video on Dec. 8 and has played in six games, the last three in which he played more than 30 minutes. He's averaged 13.8 points and 6.3 assists with 5.7 turnovers per game. The Lakers have gone 2-4 since Kobe's return after going 10-9 without him.
Like the drummer of Spinal Tap, the point guard position on the Lakers is a revolving door of injuries. Xavier Henry will now man the spot.