Kobe Bryant is expected to miss the next six weeks, the Lakers announced on Thursday afternoon. Bryant, who just returned from a torn Achilles, suffered a fractured Tibial plateau in the 3rd quarter Tuesday against Memphis. Bryant finished the game with 21 points in 33 minutes.
Injury Update: Kobe Bryant has a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee. He is expected to miss 6 weeks.
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) December 19, 2013
Kobe hyperextended the knee in third quarter, meaning he played 4th quarter with fracture in knee
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) December 19, 2013
Kobe should miss around 20-25 games, which puts his return somewhere in February. On November 25th, the Lakers signed Kobe to a two-year deal worth $48.5 million dollars.