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Kobe Bryant out six weeks with knee injury

Kobe Bryant had just returned from a torn Achilles. (Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images) Kobe Bryant had just returned from a torn Achilles. (Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images)

An MRI revealed Kobe Bryant has a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee, as first reported by Serena Winters.

The team later confirmed the injury. He is expected to miss 6 weeks.

Bryant suffered a minor left knee injury in the team's 96-92 victory over the Grizzlies on Tuesday, but he indicated after the game he did not anticipate missing any time.

Bryant recently returned from a torn Achilles suffered late last season.

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