Bryant out for nine months after shoulder surgery
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kobe Bryant's NBA season effectively ended on Wednesday after he had surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder that will sideline him for nine months, the Los Angeles Lakers said.
The five-time National Basketball Association champion, who injured his shoulder last week in a loss to the Pelicans in New Orleans, underwent a procedure lasting two hours, the team said in a statement.
(Reporting by Mark Lamport-Stokes in Scottsdale, Arizona; Editing by Gene Cherry)
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