Take Two for December 20, 2013

Kobe Bryant injured: Did he come back to the court too soon?

Los Angeles Lakers v Atlanta Hawks

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Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers stands during a free throw against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on December 16, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

The Lakers get back on the Staples Center floor tonight when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves. The team has had some bad luck with injuries this season but it got even worse this past Tuesday when they were Memphis playing the Grizzlies.

Bryant twisted his knee. He eventually got up and finished the game but while it seemed innocent at the time it turned out to be fracture. Now he's expected to be out of action for a minimum of six weeks.

The injury happened on the same leg that he tore his Achilles tendon, which raises a few questions such as: Did Kobe attempt to come back too early and what do the Lakers do now?

To help us answer these and many more is Dave Miller, basketball analyst for Time Warner Cable Sports and a former NBA assistant coach with the New Orleans Hornets.


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