NBA Lakers, Kobe Bryant out six weeks with fracture in left knee

Posted on: 5:30 pm, December 19, 2013, by , updated on: 05:31pm, December 19, 2013

CNN Wire

CNN Wire

Kobe will be out six weeks with a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee, the Lakers announced. That is the basically the flat part of the top of the shin where it connects to the bottom of the knee. It apparently does not need surgery.

Kobe had been back just six games following Achilles surgery on his left leg earlier this year.

This would mean a return likely around early February, maybe a little later (Kobe needs to give the bone time to heal then get his conditioning back up to get on the court).