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Kobe Bryant had knee surgery last week, will be ready to go for camp

Jul 23, 2010, 9:30 PM EDT

Thumbnail image for Bryant_underbite.jpgKobe Bryant had  his knee drained during the first round of the playoffs, and immediately afterward had some of his best games. In classic Kobe fashion, he tried to play it off as nothing ad played through it the rest of the way. However, it pretty clearly bothered him.

Last week he had his knee “scoped,” the Lakers announced today. Kobe will be back ready to go at training camp at the end of September, the Lakers said.

Kobe has now had three surgeries on that same right knee. This was simply arthroscopic to clean up irritants, but surgery is still surgery.

Andrew Bynum will have surgery on his knee next Wednesday. He also is expected back and healthy for camp. But Kobe’s and Bynum’s knees will be something to watch as the long grind of the regular season wears on.

  1. Cordae - Jul 23, 2010 at 9:41 PM

    I had knee sugery, its a real b***h. Mines was major, but the simplest surgery on joints can cause problems. Especially knees, they’re RARELY the same afterwards. Hope he gets through it though..

  2. Salty - Jul 23, 2010 at 10:03 PM

    Now! How about an update on the broken finger.That bothered him also.

  3. JD - Jul 25, 2010 at 4:52 PM

    I hope Kobe comes out the same after the knee surgery. Just to think of a few, but Chris Webber, Elton Brand and others I’m sure, were never the same after having a major surgery. If Kobe is not the same after this procedure, they will probably have to rely their 3-peat hopes on Andrew Bynum (yikes!)

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