Time to take a sigh of relief Lakers fans, Kobe Bryant's knee injury is not serious and can be healed with the use of some ice packs.
"I'm all right, a little bit better today, a better mood, anyway," Kobe said after sitting out practice.
The news couldn't be better for the Lakers and Kobe Bryant. As we have seen with Andrew Bynum last year and even Tom Brady in the first Patriots game this season in the NFL, knee injuries can be pretty severe in terms of being kept off the court or the gridiron.
Kobe may not even miss any playing time if you can believe that! After seeing how the knee was holding up the morning after this is what the last season's MVP had to say.
"There was no swelling," Bryant said. "At that point, I knew I was OK. Some injuries can go either way. You've got to get lucky. I didn't sleep much, to be honest with you. Just moving it around, seeing if it was all right. These type of injuries kind of sneak up on you."
Although the injury turned out not to be serious, it did give Kobe a good scare when he knew he had to be taken out of the game on Tuesday night.
"I saw the ring flash before my eyes," he said. "I was pretty worried. That's the scariest part, sitting there for five or 10 minutes, seeing what's going to develop."
Well, the Lakers got lucky. With Kobe out, the Lakers definitely would not look as promising to start the season.
Kobe may suit up for another matchup with the Charlotte Bobcats on Thursday in Aneheim.
KOBE TALKS ABOUT INJURY