Kobe becomes the Lakers' fourth player with a season-ending injury. Also: Nash (back), Randle (leg), Henry (Achilles; since waived).
NEWS: Kobe Bryant will be out for approximately 9 months. If all goes as expected he should be ready to start the season, Lakers announce.
Kobe Bryant will be out for approximately nine months after shoulder surgery, Lakers say
Kobe Bryant had successful surgery to repair torn rotator cuff in right shoulder, Lakers say http://t.co/e4pe9T4xgC
Lakers are estimating that Kobe will be out for about 9 months. Meaning Kobe could return shortly before season starts
Lakers statement on Kobe's surgery http://t.co/Wbrz2BsPzZ
Kobe Bryant had successful surgery, will be out nine months, Lakers say
In news that isn't news, here's the Lakers' release on Kobe's surgery and recovery: http://t.co/xVzhwed20Z
Lakers announce Kobe's surgery was successful, and that he's out 9 months. That puts him on track for training camp in October
Lakers announce that Kobe Bryant’s season-ending right shoulder surgery was successful. He’s expected to be out for about nine months.
Lakers statement on Kobe Bryant surgery http://t.co/LYPilGfNIE
Lakers announce the inevitable: Kobe Bryant surgery successful. The twist: He is expected to be out approximately nine months.
Lakers franchise record for consecutive losses: 10. They’re at 9 now. Byron: “If that happens, I’m going to feel pretty messed up about it."
Lakers not planning an update on Kobe Bryant until later today. His surgery was scheduled for 11 this morning
"Standing Ovation" the type of reception Byron Scott hopes Lakers fans give Pau Gasol
In ideal world, Byron said that Kobe will play in the 20-minute range next season. But will depend on how Lakers fill out roster this summer
For Pau’s return, fans will be given a commemorative t-shirt. Lakers will also show a pregame tribute video.
Byron said he would feel "pretty messed up" if Lakers set team record for consecutive losses Thursday.
Lakers will likely have results on Kobe's surgery + timetable later this afternoon