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Kobe Bryant

Takes Shot to the Wrist

1/3/2012 6:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kobe Bryant wrist injury
Kobe Bryant isn't talking about his injury and how it affected his performance Sunday night against Denver -- he scored only 16 points -- however we found out he was in such agony, the team doctor gave him an injection in his wrist to numb the pain, but it hardly worked.

Kobe tore a ligament in his right wrist during the first pre-season game against the Clippers.  Sources connected to the team tell TMZ ... the pain has been excruciating.  Our sources say he's gotten a numbing shot before each game since the injury, and as a result the pain was tolerable during play.  But we're told the shot did almost nothing Sunday night, and as one source put it, "It was a miracle that he even played."

Our Lakers sources tell us ... in addition to the numbing shots, Kobe's regimen is now to play with a cast, get physical therapy after each game and wear a flexible cast at all times off the court.

One source put it this way ... "If it was anyone else but Kobe, if they did play they'd come up goose eggs on the scoreboard.  It's incredible he's playing at all."

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34 COMMENTS

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1.

Arthur    

Kobe ought to retire as Should Derek Fisher

836 days ago
2.

Shauna     

The worse is yet to come, Kobe. Trust me. You ain't seen nothing yet. Cue Vanessa and her lawyers *bwahaha*

836 days ago
3.

Cujeaux    

Who's the limp wristed *** now Kobe?

836 days ago
4.

birdman    

He should just sit out and let bynum put up 30 points a night

836 days ago
5.

Scrum    

So what...

836 days ago
6.

TMZ_Admin    

And in other news, LeBron's girlfriend answers yes to his proposal, so he too can finally wear a ring just like Kobe.

835 days ago
7.

bunny    

That numbing stuff never works. For some, they claim it does but it really doesn't.

835 days ago
8.

Truth    

BOO-HOO! *SNIFFLE* WHO THE F*CK CARESSS, REALLY... SLOW NEWS DAY HARVEY?? YOU THINK THIS BELONGS IN THE SPORTS PAGES NOT ON A SITE THE POSTS OVER DRAMATIC NUANCES ABOUT LINDSAY LOHAN, OCTOMOM, AND YOUR FAV'S.. THE K-K-K KARDASHIAN SISTERS. YAAWWNER!!! NEXT... #TRUTH!!

835 days ago
9.

CarneyIsGod    

Heart of a true champion.. putting pain behind him to try his best for the team. This is why he's the best player in the modern league.

835 days ago
10.

loulou    

SURE HE DID,HE'S SINGLE NOW,LOOK AT THAT GRIP,YOU COULD ONLY IMAGINE OR MAYBE HE'S JUST OUT OF PRACTICE.....

835 days ago
11.

Rob    

Insert pun about too much whacking off: Here.

835 days ago
12.

TJ    

His days are numbered. Good thing he is filthy rich and rolling in the dough.What next,mister?

835 days ago
13.

InformationTrafficker    

Show em how it's done Kobe!

The moral brigade only comments negatively to make themselves feel better about their own trifling existences.

You were born to play the game. Do so and do extraordinarily!

835 days ago
14.

Superman    

Who cares? He's just one of the Illuminati. Isn't that right, Harvey?

835 days ago
15.

tgrfan42069    

big deal players play injured all the time

835 days ago
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