The news that Kobe Bryant would be sidelined for about six weeks by a fracture of his lateral tibial plateau brought into clearer focus for most people how quickly the end of his career is approaching. Bryant isn’t among those folks, though.
“All I can do is do the work,”
he told ESPN,
“and do everything I can to be back at the highest level.”
Bryant will not require surgery, just rest and rehab. To Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, he was a little bolder, a little more Kobe.
“Lucky it wasn’t a meniscus,”
he said of the injury to the same leg on which he had surgery to repair a torn Achilles’ in April. He came back from that and he’ll come back from this, saying
“only an idiot would”
would doubt him.