NBA: Bryant to miss remainder of season for Lakers
Published on Mar 13, 2014 4:50 AM
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant will miss the remainder of the NBA season because of a nagging left knee injury, the team announced Wednesday.
The 35-year-old, who inspired the Lakers to five NBA titles from 2000 to 2010 and the United States capture Olympic gold in 2008 and 2012, has been recovering from a left knee fracture.
"Obviously this has been a frustrating and disappointing season, 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," Bryant said.
After Bryant was examined Wednesday by team physician Steve Lombardo, the doctor decided that Bryant's injury has not healed, making it easy for the Lakers to let him rest till next season.
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