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Torn Achilles knocks Kobe out for season

Torn Achilles knocks Kobe out for season

Kobe Bryant had surgery Saturday on his torn Achilles tendon, ending his season with two games left in the Los Angeles Lakers' playoff chase.
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  • Video - Kobe Likely Out 6-9 Months 03:17

    Kobe Likely Out 6-9 Months

    Apr 13
    Lakers athletic trainer Gary Vitti discusses the recovery time for Kobe Bryant, who is expected to miss 6-9 months after surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon.
  • Video - Kobe Bryant's Future 02:03

    Kobe Bryant's Future

    Apr 13
    Stephen A. Smith thinks Kobe Bryant will return and discusses whether the Lakers would use its amnesty clause on Bryant.
  • Video - Marc Stein On Kobe's Injury 02:47

    Marc Stein On Kobe's Injury

    Apr 13
    Marc Stein on the future of Kobe Bryant and the Lakers after he suffers probable torn Achilles tendon.
  • Video - Lakers' Playoff Push 01:24

    Lakers' Playoff Push

    Apr 13
    Despite the injury to Kobe Bryant, Stephen A. Smith believes the Lakers will make the playoffs.

Sports Columnists

  • Ian Thomsen: Injury may end Kobe's season, but it won't end his career

    Apr 13
    Of course Kobe Bryant will come back next season. This bad outcome may even convince him, basketball's most focused star, to play beyond the expiration of his contract in 2014.
  • Lee Jenkins: Lakers lose their rock as Kobe injures Achilles

    Apr 13
    Kobe Bryant stood in a corner of the locker room with tears in his eyes, lipstick on his cheek and a quotation at his back. It was from a Danish journalist named Jacob Riis, who died nearly 100 years ago, but found an unlikely fan in Spurs coach Gregg P…
  • Ian Thomsen: Sale of Kings forces NBA to choose between heart and head

    Apr 13
    Where will the Kings play next season? The NBA's heart says Sacramento, and its head says Seattle.