Breaking Down an Ideal Plan for L.A. Lakers to Keep Kobe Bryant Healthy

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Breaking Down an Ideal Plan for L.A. Lakers to Keep Kobe Bryant Healthy
Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

From sprained ankles to faulty wrists and bothersome knees, Kobe Bryant's 16-year NBA career has been littered with nagging injuries.

That's why it came as no surprise when Bryant strained his foot (via CBSSports.com), forcing him to sit out the Lakers' final preseason games, ultimately putting his status for the team's season opener in question.

Kobe played 58 of 66 games in a truncated 2011-12 season, and logged an impressive 38.5 minutes per game throughout the condensed slate. No one questions Kobe's toughness, but he's going to be most effective when he's at 100 percent, which is why the Lakers will have to carefully monitor his minutes during the 2012-13 season.

Here we present to you a plan that will help keep Kobe Bryant healthy throughout the upcoming season.

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