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Kobe Bryant on crutches after spraining ankle

Posted on: April 25, 2011 12:22 am
Edited on: April 25, 2011 1:32 am
 
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant injured his left ankle against the New Orleans Hornets in Game 4. Posted by Ben Golliver.

During the closing minutes of Game 4 against New Orleans, Los Angeles Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant tweaked his left ankle while defending Hornets guard Willie Green.

Bryant, who had battled left ankle problems earlier this season, appeaered to badly roll his left ankle as Green attacked the paint. Bryant's momentum carried him into Green and he was whistled for a foul. After consulting with Lakers coach Phil Jackson and the team's training staff, Bryant re-entered the game and finished out the stretch.

The Hornets pulled out the Game 4 win, 93-88.

Following the game, Yahoo! Sports reported: "Kobe has crutches and lakers say they're considering MRI on injured ankle. Kobe acknowledged concern about what he called a left foot, not ankle, injury but expects to play in Game 5."

The Orange County Register added: "The Lakers likely will have Bryant undergo an MRI exam and X-ray Monday. They are calling it a sprained ankle for now."

Here's video of the injury. 



More details on Bryant's condition as they become available.
Comments

Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: April 26, 2011 1:11 pm
 

Kobe Bryant on crutches after spraining ankle

It did not look as bad as the announcers made it seem. It didnt appear to roll all the way over.  He will be fine and the Lakers will probably win this series.  There are 3 teams I will not count out until they are officially gone.  Miami, Boston, and LA.  All 3 are capable of rising from the dead and winning it all.  I hope LA loses but again until they blow the final horn and I see it in print I will not accept it!!!



Since: Apr 17, 2007
Posted on: April 26, 2011 11:28 am
 

Kobe Bryant on crutches after spraining ankle

Kobe is the basketball equivalent of Favre when it comes to his threshold for pain.  The toughest I've ever seen.



Since: May 22, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2011 8:12 am
 

Kobe Bryant on crutches after spraining ankle

Youre kidding right your boy Pierce goes out at half in a wheel chair then comes sprinting back on the court in the finals. Kobe gets hurt at the end of the game walks off and back on the court you call that ala Pierce get real buddy.I dont care if you like him or not Kobe battles he gets hurt he plays on the guy wants to compete sometimes it hurts the team but he does not fake injuries not his style. oh and by the way the Celtics won that game



Since: Mar 10, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2011 7:12 am
 

Kobe Bryant on crutches after spraining ankle

Hmmm ala Paul Pierce..



Since: Mar 10, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2011 7:10 am
 

Kobe Bryant on crutches after spraining ankle

And you will hear it again for  the last time...They are done if not this round next round...Nothing against the lakers but age has caught up with them as well as the Celtics...
No great series between the Lakers and Celtics this year...




Since: Mar 6, 2009
Posted on: April 25, 2011 10:06 pm
 

Kobe Bryant on crutches after spraining ankle




Since: Feb 2, 2011
Posted on: April 25, 2011 9:06 pm
 

Kobe Bryant on crutches after spraining ankle

"Lakers will win this series, but the end is very near for Kobe and the Lakers...won't win the NBA Championship this season..."

Excuse me if I heard this one before.....Cool



Since: Nov 16, 2010
Posted on: April 25, 2011 8:32 pm
 

Kobe Bryant on crutches after spraining ankle




Since: Nov 16, 2010
Posted on: April 25, 2011 8:29 pm
 

Kobe Bryant on crutches after spraining ankle




Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: April 25, 2011 5:58 pm
 

Kobe Bryant on crutches after spraining ankle

CP3 is wearing on Ko ME!!!


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