Kobe Bryant likely out 6-9 months
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. —Ã‚Â Los Angeles LakersÃ‚Â starÃ‚Â Kobe BryantÃ‚Â had surgery on Saturday afternoon to repair the torn Achilles tendon in his left leg and is expected to need six to nine months to recover, the team announced.
When something like this happens, everybody wants to know why and there’s not always a reason why. If you look at our season, it’s been a nightmare,” longtime trainer Gary Vitti said after Lakers practice Saturday. “We had a player come in with a surgery, which wasÃ‚Â Dwight Howard. Then we hadÃ‚Â Steve NashÃ‚Â break his leg. Then we hadÃ‚Â Steve BlakeÃ‚Â have an abdominal surgery. Then we hadÃ‚Â Jordan HillÃ‚Â with a hip surgery. Then we hadÃ‚Â Metta (World Peace)Ã‚Â with a knee surgery. We also had Dwight with a (torn) labrum in his shoulder.Ã‚Â Antawn Jamisonwill have surgery after the season is over on his wrist. So, when you try to look at the whys, it’s bad luck.” Read more on ESPN.com