Uh oh. This can't be good for the Lakers' season!
Kobe Bryant, who tore a ligament in his right wrist during the first pre-season game against the L.A. Clippers, is in absolute agony when he plays!
Sources say Kobe has been receiving numbing shots before games since the injury to minimize the pain, but the shot did next to nothing on Sunday. In fact, someone close to the team said, "It was a miracle that he even played."
To continue to ensure the NBA All-Star can play, he is required to not only wear a cast while playing, but get physical therapy after each game and wear a flexible cast off the court as well.
We gotta admit, 16 points still isn't bad for a man with such a serious injury and we're not alone. Another source admired his dedication to his game, saying:
"If it was anyone else but Kobe, if they did play they'd come up goose eggs on the scoreboard. It's incredible he's playing at all."
With an injured wrist and a pending divorce, we bet Kobe can't wait for for 2013 to get here!