LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant has admitted that despite the fact he seems doomed to have a season ruined by injury, he’s lucky in some respects.
Having only managed to take to the court six teams following a seven month layoff with an Achilles tendon injury he picked up in june, the Lakers point-guard was hit with another lengthy spell on the sidelines when he fractured a bone in his left knee.
Although his usual mantra involves defying doctors and experts alike with speedy recoveries, Bryant has accepted that it will be a while until he can resume duties with the Lakers, and is prepared to wait that little bit longer if reduces the chance of a recurring problem.
According to Sporting News NBA, Bryant said: “"I don’t have much of a choice.
"A fracture, either it heals or it doesn’t. I don’t have much of a choice unfortunately.
“"I was very fortunate it wasn’t a meniscus or an ACL or something like that. The bones will heal and it will be just like brand new."
And the Lakers will no doubt be hoping that the one-time MVP’s problems ease up sooner rather than later. Mike D’Antoni’s charges have endured a disappointing season so far, and currently have a record of 14-20 following their defeat at the hands of the Denver Nuggets.