Blog Entry

Kobe Bryant: Injured wrist is 'painful daily'

Posted on: December 27, 2011 6:57 pm
 
Posted by Ben Golliverkobe-bryant

Los Angeles Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant admits that he is hurting.

Yahoo Sports reports that Bryant is managing constant pain thanks to a torn tendon in his shooting wrist. 
“It hurts more when I fall on it with the impact below the wrist,” he said. “When I fall and hit the ground, that’s when I feel it the most.”

“It swells daily, it’s painful daily,” he said. “I try to stay on top of it as much as I can.”
The wrist injury caused Bryant to sit the Lakers' second preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers and has caused an up-and-down start to the 2011-2012 regular season. He's been forced to play with a protective sleeve covering his shooting arm from elbow to wrist, which is no small matter. 

Bryant shot a combined 21-for-47 in losses to the Chicago Bulls and Sacramento Kings; he committed a costly late-game turnover and had a potential game-winning shot blocked at the buzzer during the Christmas Day loss to the Bulls. 

Bryant, 33, has cultivated a reputation as a warrior and has backed that up by being one of the NBA's most durable superstars. In the last six seasons, he's missed just 16 regular season games combined.

He's a gamer, there's no question, but he probably feels like he doesn't have much choice here, as the Lakers have no readily available other options. Even with one arm in a cast tied behind his back, Bryant is far and away the best option because L.A.'s other available backcourt depth includes reserve point guard Steve Blake and rookies Andrew Goudelock and Darius Morris.

In other words, the pain will go on. 
Comments

Since: Aug 22, 2008
Posted on: December 30, 2011 6:18 pm
 

Kobe Bryant: Injured wrist is 'painful daily'

More and more people are starting to agree that Kobe comes up with injuries as his excuse.

Those voices that you keep hearing are NOT "more and more people", they are just voices in your head. Lithium may help to quiet them for you.

Don't you find it odd that he never receives proper treatement for any of his injuries especially torn ligaments?

Not really? When proper treatment is rest and/or surgery and he doesn't feel that he can miss the time, then you do the best you can (like the brace that Laker trainer Gary Vitti made of his finger). In this case, doctors have said that it takes 2-3 weeks of immobility and rest, Kobe doesn't have that time, so he keeps it in a brace and rests it when he's not playing. Seems pretty reasonable.



Since: Jun 21, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 4:24 pm
 

Kobe Bryant: Injured wrist is 'painful daily'

You contradict yourself in one paragraph.  First you say he does it every year, then you say he does it because Jackson is gone.  Jackson was not gone every year.  When it comes to drama queening, you got him beat by a mile.


toofhooting
Since: Dec 28, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 11:25 am
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator




Since: Oct 20, 2009
Posted on: December 28, 2011 8:21 am
 

Kobe Bryant: Injured wrist is 'painful daily'

Not as sickening as your own ignorance. Kobe will never use an injury as an excuse.

More and more people are starting to agree that Kobe comes up with injuries as his excuse. Every season it's some big injury that the "warrior" is going to play through. Don't you find it odd that he never receives proper treatement for any of his injuries especially torn ligaments? It's all BS to cover his @$$ when he shoots 6-24. Just like this year, the season didn't even start and he's got this big wrist injury. The reason for the excuse is because Phil is gone and Kobe knows the Lakers are going "nowhere"! Next year he'll be playing with a broken leg HAHA. As many others have already stated "he's a drama queen". If the Lakers continue losing watch him start throwing people under the bus. He's got an excuse for everything but mostly for himself.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: December 28, 2011 1:45 am
 

Kobe Bryant: Injured wrist is 'painful daily'

 Barf... gimme a break. He's got his spin doctors working overtime. Most players just keep it to themselves when they are nicked up. Kobe sees it as an opportunity, if he puts up horrible numbers its cause hes injured, if he jacks up 20+ a night a hits a few he's a warrior. He's been doing this for a few years now and it gets pretty annoying. We dont need to hear about your lil booboo Kobe, stop playing it up to cover your old ass. 



Since: Dec 28, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 1:13 am
 

Kobe Bryant: Injured wrist is 'painful daily'

Crunch, you bag on Kobe, yet it sounds a lot like your QB.



Since: Nov 25, 2006
Posted on: December 28, 2011 12:51 am
 

Kobe Bryant: Injured wrist is 'painful daily'

Not as sickening as your own ignorance. Kobe will never use an injury as an excuse. This is the same guy who played with a broken finger on his shooting hand (yeah, try it some time!), as well as a messed up knee. Show me anyone else in this league who will suck up the pain and deal with it. Nobody is tougher. Magic Johnson even said that you would have to break Kobe's arms to keep him from playing. Do some research before posting such ridiculous accusations.



Since: Oct 20, 2009
Posted on: December 27, 2011 11:26 pm
 

Kobe Bryant: Injured wrist is 'painful daily'

He'll do anything to cover his own @$$ for his poor shooting performances. He's been doing this for years now and it's sickening!



Since: Sep 18, 2009
Posted on: December 27, 2011 9:52 pm
 

Kobe Bryant: Injured wrist is 'painful daily'

He is not injured.  He's full of sh^t as always.  He pretends to be injured and milks it more than Paul Pierce does.  Hey Kobe, why don't you stop crying to reporters about how much pain you are in and start living up to your bloated contract.  You want to be the best ever, then shut up and let your play do the talking.  Kobe Bryant is one of the biggest prima donnas in sports history.  Can't stand this jerk. 



Since: Apr 30, 2011
Posted on: December 27, 2011 9:12 pm
 

Kobe Bryant: Injured wrist is 'painful daily'

So is the Girl's vag that he raped


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com