Lakers announce that Kobe Bryant has a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee. He is expected to miss 6 weeks.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) December 19, 2013
Kobe Bryant will not need surgery on his leg fracture, league source tells @CBSSports: “The bone will heal.”
— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) December 19, 2013
This is obviously bad news for the Lakers, who are already missing all three of their point guards (Steve Nash, Steve Blake, and Jordan Farmar) due to injury. They’d experimented with playing Kobe at the point, and now they’ll have to try something else.
Bryant had only played in six games this season after making his comeback from a torn Achilles, averaging 13.8 points, 6.3 assists, and 4.3 rebounds in just under 30 minutes per game.