Kobe Bryant Injury: Lakers' Status In Doubt For Timberwolves Game

Concussions are serious business these days in the world of sport. The NHL and NFL have both started to crack down hard on concussive hits in the last couple of years and pretty much every other sport has their own measures in place these days.

One of those measures for the NBA could keep Kobe Bryant from playing against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night, as Pro Basketball Talk's Kurt Helin wrote Tuesday morning.

After being hit hard by Dwyane Wade during the All Star Game, Kobe suffered both a broken nose and a concussion. Before the season, every player in the NBA was required to take a special test to determine their reaction times, and are forced to take it once again after a concussion is sustained. If their reaction times are worse than they were pre-season, the player may be forced to sit out.

We all know Kobe would gladly play through any symptoms, but it's not up to him at this point.

Kobe sitting out of the game would be a decided advantage to the Timberwolves, who are looking to beat the Lakers for the first time in a long time. The Lakers losing the best scorer in the league would certainly help them out with that.

For more on the Minnesota Timberwolves, check out Canis Hoopus. For more on Kobe and the Lakers, head to Silver Screen And Roll.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Minnesota

You must be a member of SB Nation Minnesota to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Minnesota. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Minnesota

You must be a member of SB Nation Minnesota to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Minnesota. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.