Kobe Bryant Will Have Rotator Cuff Surgery, Likely Out for the Season

by January 26, 2015

Late last week, it was reported that Kobe’s rotator cuff would likely cost him the rest of the 2015 season. Now, that seems almost definite, since the team has announced Bryant will undergo surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his shoulder.

“Now we know Kobe is probably not going to play [the rest of the season],” Lakers coach Byron Scott said at practice Monday via ESPN.

The Lakers issued this official statement on Monday:

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, who injured his right shoulder in last Wednesday nightโ€™s game against the Pelicans in New Orleans, was examined this morning by Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. Dr. ElAttrache confirmed an earlier diagnosis of a torn rotator cuff, and advised Bryant to have surgery to repair the shoulder. Bryant has agreed, and surgery has been scheduled for Wednesday morning. A timeline estimate for Bryantโ€™s return will be issued following the surgery.