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Kobe Bryant leaves Lakers-Pelicans with sore right Achilles tendon

Kobe Bryant, Dante Cunningham

Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant, left, passes the ball as New Orleans Pelicans forward Dante Cunningham defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)


Kobe Bryant returned tonight after missing a game with a strained right Achilles tendon.

He didn’t even make it to halftime.

Baxter Holmes of ESPN:

Kobe’s major Achilles tendon tear in 2013 was on his left leg. So, this isn’t an aggravation of that.

But these are the types of injuries faced by 37-year-olds who play 30 minutes per game.