The Lakers playoff hopes are still alive, but Kobe Bryant's season is over after he ruptured his Achilles' tendon on Friday night in the Lakers win over the Golden State Warriors.
Kobe had surgery to repair the injury on Saturday, but is expected to miss six to nine months of action. So, not only will he miss the playoffs -- if the Lakers hang on and make the cut -- but he probably won't be ready to play at the start of next season.
Kobe took to Facebook to express his frustrations over the injury, writing, "All the training and sacrifice just flew out with window with one step that I've done millions of times! The frustration is unbearable. The anger is rage. Why the hell did this happen?!? Makes no damn sense."
Although some called the injury a career-ender given the fact that Kobe's 34-years-old, don't count him out yet. As for the Lakers, they shocked the naysayers by beating the San Antonio Spurs 91-86 Sunday night at Staples Center.
Source: Los Angeles Times