Good vibes to Kobe’s finger. If anything else comes up, we’ll be sure to keep you guys informed…

90041245AB028_WOLVES_LAKERSESPN: Kobe Bryant has returned to the Los Angeles Lakers’ lineup after spending part of the second quarter in the locker room with a small break in his finger.

The Lakers said Bryant has an avulsion fracture, in which a tiny fragment of bone tears away near a tendon or ligament.

Bryant hurt the top joint on the index finger on his right hand while reaching for a pass along with Minnesota’s Ryan Gomes late in the first quarter of the Lakers’ game against the Timberwolves.

After getting tape on the finger from trainer Gary Vitti, he returned to the game briefly in the second quarter before going to the locker room for the rest of the half.

Bryant returned after halftime with the finger fully covered in tape, hitting a 3-pointer and two more baskets in the opening minutes.

Bryant is the NBA’s second-leading scorer with 28.8 points per game.

  • NBAmazingKB24

    Thats why he is amazing
    He plays through injuries.
    Repeat

  • matthew

    he loooked fine to me when he played in 2nd half. that three point shot.. if he could play with his pink injury, he could play with this injury. i dont think its too serious.

  • drive-for-16th

    wish for the best yall.

  • muslim mamba

    ok the first thing i gotta say is kobe is tough and i know he will play through it the only thing that makes me mad is if he doesnt play in the all star game like he did 2 years ago

  • http://www.jackyang.info Jack Y.

    All star game is months away. lol. I think his will be fine by then (assuming he doesn’t injure it again).

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    real superstars don`t mention crap like this….whats he want a cookie?

    • kobe-wan kenobi

      yeah he needs a cookie to stick it up your a$$
      since u like it
      he did not mention it
      u idiot

    • daboss1848

      real superstars call for stretchers and wheelchairs . . .
      KB is a poon!!

      • http://lakersnation.com Aaron2416377

        Paul Pierce is a real superstar that needs to be picked up by guys and get taking to the locker room, then come out and make 2 three’s.

  • gugy

    Hi,
    I live in San Diego and how can I watch the road games?
    I don’t have money to pay for NBATV, KCAL doesn’t reach here and Justin.TV seems to be not able to broadcast games over the net anymore.

    Does anybody have any tip? Thanks!

    • http://lakersnation.com Aaron2416377

      ATDHE.NET

      • gugy

        Thanks!

  • moron gugy

    gugy sry for the name. try this http://www.p2p4u.net

    about the article. it doesnt matter whether kobe has finger injury coz he still is the best player living on the planet right now…. not like who lives in a wheel chair then suddenly appears like nothing happen. ^.^

  • gugy

    boy you must be a re-tard.

  • Pastorius

    Kobe is not human. Reports are that last night, he did not go into the locker room to have an ex-ray and a splint.

    The splint was only a cover-up.

    Truth is, he went into the locker room to remove his index finger, whereupon he instantly grew a new one.

    • 808lakers

      haha i got a good laugh there!

    • lakerbunny

      ACTUALLY HE FIXED IT HIMSELF! TERMINATOR’S ALWAYS DO, AFTER HE STRAIGHTENED HIS SUNGLASSES!