Kobe Bryant suffered a concussion, aside from receiving a broken nose during Sunday’s All-Star game, but the Los Angeles Laker will take it one day at a time.
After bring fouled hard by Miami Heat’s Dwayne Wade, Kobe Bryant was half way through the 3rd quarter of the game and had to receive treatment for a bloody nose. He finished playing out the rest of the game, but later complained of having a headache. He was then further evaluated and teats showed that he had suffered a mild concussion.
The Lakers start the second half of the season against the Minnesota Timberwolves and Bryant has been listed as day to day. He is excepted to be re-evaluated by neurologist Dr. Vern Williams, who first diagnosed the concussion.
Much like the NFL the NBA in acted a new rule starting this season as to where any player suffering a concussion will have to pass a succession of tests before being cleared to play again.
After hearing about the concussion Dwayne Wade sent Bryant an apology. Afterwards he said, “It’s all I can do,” Wade said of the message to Kobe. “He knows it’s no ill intent of me to do that to him. Talk about me for taking the foul, but I never wanted that kind of outcome.”
Currently the Lakers have the 6th seed in the Western Conference and are in 2nd place in their own division behind the L.A. Clippers.