Trainer Gary Vitti is surely earning his paycheck this year. Just days after losing Metta World Peace for the remainder of the regular season, Kobe Bryant leaves the Bradley Center on crutches, having aggravated a bone spur in his left foot. From Dave McMenamin's tweet tonight:
Kobe Bryant has a bone spur in his left foot. He'll be examined by a doctor in Sacramento on Friday— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) March 29, 2013
Kevin Ding of the OC Register later followed up the report:
Kobe has a bone spur in his left foot that has been bothering him for awhile. Will see foot specialist tomorrow in Sacramento.— KEVIN DING (@KevinDing) March 29, 2013
To complete the triumvirate, the mighty Woj tweeted:
Kobe Bryant leaving Bradley Center with use of a crutch for bone spur in foot. "Inflamed on me," he told Y! "I'll be all right."— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) March 29, 2013
In true Kobe fashion, this injury hadn't been reported up until tonight. It might not be a direct result of the bone spur, but Bryant noticeably lacked lift on many of his jumpers tonight, and sometimes missed the explosion he's had this season. At the moment, there's no news of whether or not the injury's severity or if it will require surgery.
Though it's alarming he left the arena with a crutch, short of a foot fracture, there's very little that could keep Kobe out of action Saturday night's roadie against the Kings. This is just pure speculation, but it would be shocking if he did not play perhaps the Lakers last ever game in Sacramento.
It's been a few days. We were all due for another injury, right?
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