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January 23, 2015 Updates

Kobe Bryant: This is what happens when I pass too much! #ShoulderShock thank u all for ur thoughts and prayers #team @DrinkBODYARMOR @Lakers #oneluv Twitter @kobebryant

Mike Bresnahan: Official decision on Kobe's rotator cuff will wait until Monday. That's when he consults with sports-medicine specialist Neal ElAttrache. Kobe's doctor examination today confirmed he has torn rotator cuff. But Kobe will see another doctor on Monday so he can go over options Twitter @Mike_Bresnahan

The Los Angeles Lakers and All-Star guard Kobe Bryant will likely wait until Monday to make a final determination on a response to his torn rotator cuff, but there’s little hope within the franchise that Bryant can avoid season-ending surgery, league sources told Yahoo Sports Yahoo! Sports

Bryant wants to exhaust every possibility before ending his third straight season early because of a significant injury, sources said. Still, there isn’t believed to be a sensible plan that exists for Bryant to continue playing with such a serious injury in his shooting shoulder, sources said. Yahoo! Sports

Adrian Wojnarowski: Kobe Bryant and Lakers will likely wait until Monday to make a decision on treatment for his torn rotator cuff, league sources tell Yahoo. There's still significant belief within Lakers that Bryant will need season-ending surgery, but final decision could sit through weekend. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

Ramona Shelburne: Final word from the doctor today is still to come, but I'm told the Lakers are expecting Kobe to miss the rest of this season. This process will takea few days to play out. Still considering all options before making final plan. Kobe still has more Dr. appointments Twitter @ramonashelburne

Ramona Shelburne: Kobe will miss the rest of the season if he needs surgery, sources said. There is strong concern within the organization that is the case. Twitter @ramonashelburne

January 22, 2015 Updates

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