Kobe Bryant Sprains Ankle In Closing Seconds Of Loss

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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March 13, 2013

The Lakers said he's out indefinitely, just as the team is pushing for a playoff spot after a miserable start.
The injury occurred Wednesday night after Bryant put up the baseline jumper with 3 seconds remaining. His left foot landed on defender Dahntay Jones' right foot, twisting awkwardly as Bryant crumpled to the court.
He remained down for a few seconds, then hobbled to the bench. Bryant seemed perturbed that he couldn't stay in the game, but he had to come out since the Lakers had no timeouts. Kyle Korver hit two free throws to clinch Atlanta's 96-92 win.
X-rays were negative.


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