Kobe Bryant Likely Out 9 Months After Shoulder Surgery
The Black Mamba is expected to be sidelined for the next nine months. Will he return next season? And, if so, with what team?By Jay Strubberg | January 29, 2015
We already knew Kobe Bryant wouldn't play again this NBA season, but now we know how long it'll be before he's back — should he choose to return.
The Los Angeles Lakers announced Wednesday Bryant is expected be sidelined for about 9 months after having surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff.
One of the physicians who repaired Bryant's injured shoulder said, "I expect Kobe to make a full recovery and if all goes as expected, he should be ready for the start of the season."