After playing only six games this season, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant will not continue to play. He has suffered from two injuries: a torn left Achilles’ tendon and a fractured knee in the same leg.
A source close to Bryant says that he will “absolutely not” play for the rest of the 2014-15 season. Bryant returned from the Achilles tendon tear he suffered in April on Dec. 8, but he is still under rehabilitation for the fracture in his knee.
Bleacher Report first reported that the Lakers would announce this week that Bryant is out for the season. According to USA Today, the 35-year-old who has won five titles and appeared in 16 All-Star games signed a two-year, $48.5 million extension in late November.