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Kobe Bryant Sidelined by Injury

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant suffered a torn Achilles tendon Friday night during a game against the Golden State Warriors.

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) — Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is speaking out on social media about the leg injury he suffered at Friday night’s game.  Early reports indicate Bryant may have a ruptured Achilles tendon, although he is scheduled to have an MRI this weekend to determine the exact cause of the injury. Early Saturday morning, the NBA legend expressed his frustration with a long message on Facebook.

Kobe Bryant (FROM FACEBOOK):
“This is such BS! All the training and sacrifice just flew out the window with one step that I’ve done millions of times! The frustration is unbearable. The anger is rage. Why the hell did this happen ?!? Makes no damn sense. Now I’m supposed to come back from this and be the same player Or better at 35?!? How in the world am I supposed to do that?? I have NO CLUE. Do I have the consistent will to overcome this thing? Maybe I should break out the rocking chair and reminisce on the career that was. Maybe this is how my book ends. Maybe Father Time has defeated me…Then again maybe not! It’s 3:30am, my foot feels like dead weight, my head is spinning from the pain meds and I’m wide awake. Forgive my Venting but what’s the purpose of social media if I won’t bring it to you Real No Image?? Feels good to vent, let it out. To feel as if THIS is the WORST thing EVER! Because After ALL the venting, a real perspective sets in. There are far greater issues/challenges in the world then a torn achilles. Stop feeling sorry for yourself, find the silver lining and get to work with the same belief, same drive and same conviction as ever. One day, the beginning of a new career journey will commence. Today is NOT that day. ‘If you see me in a fight with a bear, prey for the bear.’ Ive always loved that quote. Thats ‘mamba mentality’ we don’t quit, we don’t cower, we don’t run. We endure and conquer. I know it’s a long post but I’m Facebook Venting LOL. Maybe now I can actually get some sleep and be excited for surgery tomorrow. First step of a new challenge.”

Kobe added, “Guess I will be Coach Vino the rest of this season. I have faith in my teammates. They will come thru.
Thank you for all your prayers and support. Much Love Always. Mamba Out”

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) — Kobe Bryant will be sidelined for at least six to nine months because of a torn left Achilles tendon, Lakers trainer Gary Vitti announced afternoon. “The tear was a complete rupture,” Vitti said.

Bryant posted a photo of himself wearing a hospital gown on Twitter and Instagram Saturday,  just before going into surgery at an undisclosed location.

The Los Angeles Lakers guard was injured Friday during a game against the Golden State Warriors.