Report: Kobe Bryant Suffers Mild Concussion
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant reportedly suffered a mild concussion in last night’s All-Star game, a source has told Yahoo! Sports.
Bryant was on the receiving end of a hard foul by Eastern Conference guard Dwyane Wade in the third quarter of last night’s exhibition game. The 14-time All-Star reportedly suffered a nasal fracture on the play. He was able to finish the contest, but received a CT scan in Orlando Sunday before flying home to Los Angeles.
The 31-year-old scored 27 points in the West’s 152-149 victory, he also passed Michael Jordan as the All-Star Game’s all-time leading scorer, with 271 career points.
Yahoo! Reports that Bryant is still expected to play on Wednesday against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Bryant is averaging 28.4 points per game this season, the most he has averaged since the 2006-07 campaign. The Lakers are currently 20-14, and trail the Los Angeles Clippers by a game and a half in the Pacific Division standings.