Kobe Bryant Hyperextends Right Knee
KB24 was injured when he knocked knees with teammate Josh Powell on a rebound attempt late in the first half of Tuesday night's game against the Bobcats. He had four points in 14 minutes of play, but failed to return after limping off the floor late in the second quarter. It looked like this:
Anyhow, Lakers fans can step back from the ledge. Kobe will be fine. It's just a hyperextended knee.
Lakers P.R. guru John Black says the team is listing him as day-to-day, but knowing Kobe's propensity for overcoming injury, he likely won't miss any time at all. As a precaution, the Lakers might want to consider forcing him to sit out the rest of the pre-season. The Lakers will re-examine the knee on Wednesday.