The Lakers may have won the game, but they lost so much more.
In the closing minutes of the Lakers 118-116 victory over the Golden State Warriors, Kobe injured his Achilles tendon. He got up and made two free throws, but now it appears that he has a “partial tear” of his Achilles tendon.
An MRI is scheduled for tomorrow, but if it confirms this diagnosis, it means Kobe’s season is over.
Lakers PR team saying Kobe Bryant suffered a probable torn Achilles in tonight’s game. He’ll have a MRI tomorrow to confirm.
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) April 13, 2013
Kobe Bryant’s next steps: “MRI, surgery and then recovery.”
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) April 13, 2013
A devastating night for the Lakers.
You can see Kobe’s injury on the face of every person in this Lakers locker room: players, coaches, PR, attendants, even media.
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) April 13, 2013
After Kobe’s superhuman heroics over the past month, with the playoffs so close, it is just terrible for him to have to sit out now. He went down fighting, that’s for sure.
Kobe calls this “The biggest disappointment of his career by far.”
— Oren Levy (@LakersOren) April 13, 2013
What happens now, Laker Nation?