Lakers: Kobe Bryant has concussion

Feb. 28, 2012 at 10:27 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has a concussion in addition to a broken nose, the team said Tuesday.

A Lakers spokesman said Bryant was sent to the neurologist after an ear, nose and throat specialist earlier in the day confirmed he had suffered a broken nose during Sunday's NBA All-Star Game.

The neurologist diagnosed the superstar also was dealt a concussion in the incident.

Bryant suffered the injury on a hard foul from Miami's Dwyane Wade in the third quarter of the all-star contest in Orlando, Fla.

Bryant, the NBA's leading scorer at 28.4 points per game, played the entire game, finishing with 27 points, but was reported to be experiencing headaches afterward.

His status was listed as day-to-day, the team said.

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