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Kobe Bryant has torn rotator cuff

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-01-23 10:58

WASHINGTON - Kobe Bryant tore his right rotator cuff in the latest game, the Los Angeles Lakers club announced on Thursday.

Kobe Bryant has torn rotator cuff 

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) against the New Orleans Pelicans during the first quarter of a game at the Smoothie King Center.  [Photo/Agencies]

Bryant injured his right shoulder in the second half of the Lakers' loss at New Orleans on Wednesday. An exam in San Antonio revealed the tear, the club says.

As a right-handed shooter, the Lakers' legend made a 14-foot jumper with his left hand in the game after a brief treatment and played essentially with one arm in the rest of the game.

Bryant headed home to Los Angeles while the Lakers prepared to play the Spurs on Friday.

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