ESPN’s Sports Center has just reported this…
Just 11 days after Kobe Bryant returned to the Los Angeles Lakers after missing eight months due to a torn achilles tendon, it has been announced that the longtime star has been diagnosed with a fractured left knee and is expected to miss six weeks.
This is obviously the worst news that the Lakers could have possibly received with their record at 12-13.
And with absolutely no point guard at all as Kobe was filling that role, playing out of position in averaging 5.67 turnovers in his six games along with 13.8 points.
Jordan Farmar was thought to be able to return for the L.A.’s next match with the Denver Nuggets on Saturday, but the team has determined that his torn hamstring hasn’t healed enough for the former UCLA standout to return to action.
With Steve Nash and Steve Blake likewise out with injuries of their own, this news of Kobe’s fractured knee has undoubtedly hit the Lakers like the atomic bombs that dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
As much as I regret to say this Laker fans, it looks like your season, as far as any hopes for the playoffs, is most likely over.
More than ever, it may be good idea to trade Pau Gasol, wave the white flag on this campaign and go on a long-term rebuilding phase for the future.
However things may turn out, this has been a Murphy’s Law-type of year for this team; there’s no doubting that.
LA Lakers tickets are cheaper than ever this year so make sure to grab some now if you’re looking to see them play at the Staples Center.