Kobe Bryant Injury: Updates on Lakers Star’s Shoulder and Return

December 19th, 2015 by Joseph Zucker Leave a reply »

In the midst of the best stretch of his final season, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant suffered a shoulder injury and will miss playing time. 

Continue for updates.

Bryant ruled out vs. OKC Saturday, Dec. 19 Mike Trudell of Time Warner Cable Sports Net reported Bryant was scratched from Saturday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder with an ailing shoulder: 

His timeline to return is unclear, though the injury doesn't appear to be serious. Lakers head coach Byron Scott said Anthony Brown will start in Bryant's place Saturday, per Erik Horne of the Oklahoman.

After a wretched start to the season that led Bryant to announce his retirement, the future Hall of Famer turned a corner over the past week. During a three-game stretch that started last Saturday, he averaged 23 points per game and shot 53.2 percent from the floor, astronomically above his season mark of 33.9 percent. 

He looked much like the Bryant of old, as SportsNation showed:

Bryant missed 47 games last year while suffering from a torn rotator cuff in addi ...

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