Kobe Bryant Suffers Broken Nose And Mild Concussion From Wade's All-Star Blow

Feb 26, 2012; Orlando, FL, USA; Western Conference guard Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers (24) reacts in the third quarter to an injury to his nose on a hard foul against the Eastern Conference all-stars in the 2012 NBA All-Star Game at the Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE

(SB Nation, Andy Hutchins) Kobe Bryant was made to bleed his own blood early in the second half of the 2012 NBA All-Star Game, but remained in the game, as one does when he is the recipient of a hard foul in an NBA All-Star Game.

The Lakers later announced that Bryant suffered a broken nose from the blow and Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski later reported that he also sustained a mild concussion. Bryant returned to Los Angeles for further evaluation and treatment.

Bryant, who has an extensive injury history but no significant history of concussions, will not have to play in the next couple of days: the Lakers' first game after the All-Star break comes on Wednesday, against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Los Angeles.

Bryant is averaging 28.4 points per game this season, his highest scoring average since the 2007-2008 season.

Here's video of Wade's foul on Bryant:


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