Wow, this is just horrible news.  He’s worked so hard to come back and now this.  Kobe is out for six weeks with a fracture in the lateral tibial plateau.
Details after the jump…




Los Angeles Lakers star guard Kobe Bryant is expected to miss six weeks with a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee, the team announced Thursday.

Bryant suffered the injury Tuesday in the Lakers’ victory at the Memphis Grizzlies. An MRI exam Thursday revealed that Bryant actually played for a half against the Grizzlies with it.

The news comes as an undeniable blow to the Lakers, who in late November signed Bryant to a two-year, $48.5 million contract extension before the 35-year-old had made it back onto the floor from a torn Achilles.

Bryant returned to the court from the injury Dec. 8, and has averaged 13.8 points and 6.3 assists in six games since.