EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Kobe Bryant won’t be back on the court for the Lakers this season.
The Lakers said Bryant was examined Wednesday by team physician Dr. Steve Lombardo, who determined the injury that has kept guard out of the lineup still hasn’t healed. Bryant is recovering from a fractured lateral tibial plateau of his left knee.
Bryant issued a statement through the team, saying this has been a disappointing and frustrating season. He added, “But I appreciate all the support I’ve received from the Lakers and the fans, and look forward to being back and ready for the start of training camp.”