The amazing thing is Kobe played a full quarter with a fracture in his leg. Kobe just signed a new deal and it looks like he did it just in the nick of time.
Injury Update: Kobe Bryant has a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee. He is expected to miss 6 weeks.
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) December 19, 2013
Kobe hyperextended the knee in third quarter, meaning he played 4th quarter with fracture in knee
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) December 19, 2013
Kobe Bryant will not need surgery on his leg fracture, league source tells @CBSSports: "The bone will heal."
— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) December 19, 2013
The Lakers have been hit hard by injuries and even if they don’t want to tank, that might not be a bad thing for them. There will be impact players in this year’s draft and they desperately need some youthful explosive players on their team.