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Kobe Bryant out six weeks with knee fracture
Kobe Bryant out six weeks with knee fracture

The rash of injuries to Lakers point guards that has afflicted starters, backups and fill-ins alike struck Kobe Bryant on Thursday, the All-Star learning he will miss about six weeks with a broken bone in his left knee. Bryant initially shrugged off the injury he suffered Tuesday in the third quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies as a hyperextended knee, but an MRI exam showed he had broken the lateral tibial plateau. He stayed in the game after conversing with trainer Gary Vitti. Bryant's injury comes only six games into his comeback from the torn left Achilles' tendon that had sidelined him since April. He averaged 13.8 points, 6.3 assists and 5.7 turnovers in the six games...

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