The injury received by Kobe Bryant in the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday keeps getting worse for the Los Angeles Lakers superstar guard. Bryant, in addition to suffering a nasal fracture in the hit from Dwyane Wade in the third quarter in Orlando on Sunday, also suffered a concussion as a result of the hit, the Lakers announced Tuesday evening.
Bryant visited ear, nose, and throat specialist Dr. John Rehm on Tuesday, who confirmed the broken nose, and referred Kobe to Dr. Vern Williams, a neurologist. After examining Bryant, Williams diagnosed him with a concussion. Kobe will be reevaluated on Wednesday, and his status for Wednesday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center is officially day-to-day.
Considering the various maladies Bryant has played through in his career, including shrugging off a torn ligament in his wrist to begin this season, one would expect Bryant to play Wednesday night. Lakers coach Mike Brown agreed, telling Kevin Ding of the Orange Country Register, "I know he's tough as nails and he plays through a lot of stuff."
Bryant is leading the NBA in scoring this season at 28.4 points per game.
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