Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant just can’t catch a break — at least not in the sense of having something go right injury-wise.
The Lakers announced Thursday afternoon that Bryant has suffered a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee. The injury will keep Bryant out for six weeks. The 35-year-old suffered the injury Tuesday against the Memphis Grizzlies on his way to scoring 21 points in 33 minutes.
The setback comes less than two weeks after Bryant returned from a torn Achilles. Bryant returned to the Los Angeles lineup on Dec. 8 against Sacramento. In the six games he played after returning, the future Hall of Famer averaged 13.8 points and 6.3 assists per game while averaging about 30 minutes per night.
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