Kobe Bryant is out at least 6 weeks with a fractured knee. He's only played in 6 games this year and the Lakers have been struggling. It doesn't look good for the Lakers and their aging superstar. It reminds me a lot of what Derek Jeter went through last year.
It takes some time to heal the older you get and athletes rely so heavily on a healthy body. It will be interesting to see if this leads to any further problems with Kobe when he returns.