LA lakers without Kobe Bryant

CNC report from Los Angeles
Added On April 20, 2013

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has announced a recovery time of 6 to 9 month after his torn Achilles tendon was injured in the game on the April 12th.

Due to the basketball star player's injury, some other teammates has shown concern about next around game with his absent.

At the key moment of fighting for the play-off, Lakers will have a hard time without Bryant. On 17th, in Lakers 4th annual "Fit For Life Health Fair" event, players revealed their sorry of playing without Bryant.

SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH): METTA WORLD PEACE, L.A. Lakers player
"I think it will be harder without Kobe. Cause Kobw has 5 championship rings. So of course it will be a little hard to win without Kobe."

SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH): EARL CLARK, L.A. Lakers player
"He is closer. He hits big shoots. And we definitely gonna miss that. A lot of guys get to step up. We just get to step up and play big."

 Bryant has been played for the Los Angeles Lakers since 1996. At the age of 34, he is still one of the best professional basketball players in American.

On April 12th,  Bryant injured his left Achilles tendon late in the fourth quarter of last night's 118-116 victory over Golden State.

He had an MRI exam on next morning and has confirmed a torn Achilles tendon. Right now, the Lakers still needs one more win for playoff standings, and the seeds are still at stake.

SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH): METTA WORLD PEACE, L.A. Lakers player
"The new strategy is to put together, you know, a lot of good teamwork. And we should be ok."