As we told you last night, Kobe Bryant suffered an ankle injury against the Atlanta Hawks. The Los Angeles Lakers haven’t yet said when the star shooting guard can return, however they do say the injury is severe.
Now we get a look at Kobe Bryant’s ankle thanks to Vanessa Bryant. Check below for the Kobe Bryant ankle Instagram picture. You can really see the huge swelling on his ankle.
The picture was posted by Vanessa Bryant on Instagram.
Since the injury, the talk about been regarding whether the play was dirty or not (watch the video here). On Twitter, Dahntay Jones said it was a clean play.
Tweeted Jones: “Tape doesn’t lie. Ankle was turned on the floor after the leg kick out that knocked him off balance. I would never try to hurt the man”
He continued: “Leg kick that makes contact with a defensive player is an offense foul. Period. The nba changed that rule 2 yrs ago. Stop it!”
Kobe Bryant, for his part, didn’t agree.
Tweeted Kobe: “#dangerousplay that should have been called. Period.”
Jones got the final tweet of the Twitter conversation: “I have the utmost respect for Kobe Bryant I would never try to intentionally hurt him. Just wanted to contest the fadeaway #thatsall”