Kobe Bryant Achilles Injury: Updates on Lakers Star’s Condition

The Los Angeles Lakers got a critical 118-116 win over the Golden State Warriors on Friday, but their journey to the Western Conference playoffs may have been halted by a major injury. 

UPDATE: Saturday, April 13, at 3:24 p.m. ET by Kyle Vassalo

The Lakers' official twitter provides details on Kobe's ruptured achilles:

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UPDATE: Saturday, April 13, at 3:24 p.m. ET by Patrick Clarke

According to ESPNLosAngeles.com's Arash Markazi, Kobe's Achilles injury has been confirmed and he will miss at least a half a year.

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UPDATE: Saturday, April 13, at 8:22 a.m. ET by Patrick Clarke

Kobe Bryant expressed his disappointment and immense frustration after suffering a potentially devastating injury on Friday through a lengthy Facebook post via Turner Sports' Rachel Nichols (via TwitLonger):

This is such BS! All the training and sacrifice just flew out the window with one step that I've done millions of times! The frustration is unbearable. The anger is rage. Why the hell did this happen ?!? Makes no damn sense. Now I'm supposed to come back from this and be the same player Or better at 35?!? How in the world am I supposed to do that?? 

I have NO CLUE. Do I have the consistent will to overcome this thing? Maybe I should break out the rocking chair and reminisce on the career that was. Maybe this is how my book ends. Maybe Father Time has defeated me...Then again maybe not! It's 3:30am, my foot feels like dead weight, my head is spinning from the pain meds and I'm wide awake. Forgive my Venting but what's the purpose of social media if I won't bring it to you Real No Image?? Feels good to vent, let it out. To feel as if THIS is the WORST thing EVER! Because After ALL the venting, a real perspective sets in. There are far greater issues/challenges in the world then a torn achilles. Stop feeling so...

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