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.