21 Dec 2013

Kobe Bryant out for six weeks with yet another injury

12:12 pm on 21 December 2013

Just 11 days after Kobe Bryant made his long-awaited return for the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team, the shooting guard will be out for about six weeks because of a knee injury.

The 35-year-old, who spent almost eight months on the sidelines with a torn left Achilles' tendon, hyper-extended his left knee during Wednesday's win over the Memphis Grizzlies.

Bryant's latest injury comes as a major blow for the Lakers, who only last month signed the league veteran to a lucrative two-year contract extension.

The Lakers have a season record of 12 and 13 and sit 11th in the Western Conference.

Bryant is a 15-time All-Star and five-time NBA champion.

Xavier Henry will take over as starting point guard in Bryant's absence.