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Kobe Bryant has a bone spur in his foot, will be examined Friday

Mar 28, 2013, 11:39 PM EDT

Lakers' Bryant puts his jersey in his mouth during a break in play against the Raptors during their NBA basketball game in Toronto Reuters

Kobe Bryant didn’t speak to reporters following the Lakers’ loss in Milwaukee on Thursday, and now we may know the reason why.

It was revealed postgame that Bryant has a bone spur in his left foot that would require further examination when the team gets to Sacramento on Friday, according to multiple reports.

Kevin Ding of the Orange County Register has some additional details:

Bryant reportedly left the Bradley Center on a crutch.

While we’ll have to wait to see just how impactful Bryant’s latest ailment turns out to be, it’s just the latest in a long line of injuries the Lakers have had to endure with virtually every single one of the team’s key players this season.

Dwight Howard had to work his way back from offseason back surgery, and Steve Nash missed time with a fracture to his leg, and is now dealing with additional issues that kept him out of the lineup during the fourth quarter on Thursday.

Pau Gasol was out with a torn plantar fascia, and Steve Blake missed extended time with an abdominal injury. Bryant has already missed time with a severely sprained ankle, and Metta World peace is now out at least six weeks (i.e., for the rest of the season) with a knee injury.

If the bone spur that Bryant is dealing with turns out to be anything serious, it will be the final nail in the coffin of the playoff hopes of this Lakers team that has already done its best to overcome so much.

  1. money2long - Mar 28, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    ugh i can’t turn my back for 1 second without an injury report. too many injuries in LA. they can’t build momentum like this. no team can.

  2. tigershark49 - Mar 29, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    Every time i think the lakers are gonna do something, it seems to fall apart.

  3. mazblast - Mar 29, 2013 at 1:22 AM

    KoMe didn’t get enough sympathy and attention with the “severely sprained ankle”, so he had to come up with some other, uh, stuff. How many “miraculous” recoveries do we have to see before people come to the realization that these injuries may not be quite as “severe” as they are always portrayed?

    • money2long - Mar 29, 2013 at 2:30 AM

      yea cuz MRIs lie. and the organization is in cahoots with kobe to fool the public.

  4. progress2011 - Mar 29, 2013 at 1:38 AM


    Munchausen syndrome is a mental illness in which a person exaggerates or makes up an illness or injury.

    Munchausen syndrome belongs to a group of mental illnesses called “factitious disorders,” in which patients compulsively simulate a physical or mental illness.

    Hope he gets the help he needs, when he retires.

    • omniusprime - Mar 29, 2013 at 9:00 AM

      You have MORON SYNDROME! Only a total moron like you would try to say that Kobe is faking it, save that for sissy Derrick Rose.

      Hope you get the mental health help you need, and soon. MORON!!!

    • asimonetti88 - Mar 29, 2013 at 1:19 PM

      34 year old 17 year veteran with over 53,000 career minutes leading the league at 38 MPG is injury prone. Shocker!

  5. eventhorizon04 - Mar 29, 2013 at 2:23 AM

    I’m not a Lakers fan, but this is getting kind of ridiculous.

    Steve Nash – Broken Fibula + Nerve Damage
    Kobe Bryant – Ankle Sprain, Bone Spurs
    Metta World Peace – Torn meniscus (likely out for season)
    Pau Gasol – Concussion, Tendinitis, Plantar Fasciitis
    Dwight Howard – Herniated Disk, Torn Shoulder Labrum
    Steve Blake – Abdominal Strain
    Jordan Hill – Torn Hip Labrum (out for season)
    Antawn Jamison – Wrist Tear

    Their entire starting lineup and their top-3 bench players: Nobody has been spared

    • bucrightoff - Mar 29, 2013 at 2:42 AM

      True, but outside Hill and Howard they’re all 32 or older, so its to be expected of an older team.

    • asimonetti88 - Mar 29, 2013 at 1:22 PM

      Even the head coach is coming off a hip replacement.

  6. gbsfinest420 - Mar 29, 2013 at 3:50 AM

    Well it looks like kobe is setting up his excuse for why the lakers will miss the playoffs.

  7. rodge1 - Mar 29, 2013 at 6:32 AM

    Don’t rule the Lakers out just yet. After all, most of their fans were on here saying that they would be winning the Finals. Some even said it would be easy. No need to blame Kobe either. Kobe has earned the right to cripple his team’s salary and not play defense. That’s what a great leader and team-first guy he is.

  8. magicbucs - Mar 29, 2013 at 8:39 AM

    All those injuries is called KARMA….

  9. omniusprime - Mar 29, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    The Lakers have been plagued with injuries this season, must be the karma of hiring that piece of garbage Dumbtoni as coach. So sad that the Fab Five hardly got to play together this season. I just hope that Kobe’s bone spur isn’t serious and he can keep on playing without risk of further injury.

    Go Lakers!!! Get Well Soonest Kobe and MWP!!!

  10. mungman69 - Mar 29, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    YES, THEY ARE OLD. Old guys get hurt more and take a longer time to recover. If, when, they make the playoffs how long can they last?

  11. delusionalcardsfan - Mar 29, 2013 at 1:33 PM


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