The second return of Kobe Bryant hasn’t gone as smoothly as the rehab and return from his Achilles tear went.
According to Bleacher Report, Bryant’s left knee hasn’t healed yet, and his discomfort is such that Bryant is expected to miss at least two more weeks.
The fractured lateral tibial plateau in Bryant’s left knee hasn’t healed yet, even though the Lakers had initially been pointing to a medical re-evaluation Tuesday as a point at which he might be cleared to play. Bryant’s level of discomfort is such that his visit with Lakers doctor Steve Lombardo on Tuesday evening before the Lakers face the Indiana Pacers will not even include an MRI or any other diagnostic procedure to judge the bone’s healing, according to a team source.
Bryant is expected to miss at least two more weeks, perhaps even another month.
Bryant’s original diagnosis was to miss approximately six weeks.
Thursday marks six weeks from that announcement.