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Basketball: Bryant out for up to 9 months with torn Achilles

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Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant faces up to nine months on the sidelines after his injury was confirmed as a torn Achilles, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.

Bryant had left the court in agony toward the end of Friday's 118-116 win over Golden State and later declared his season over. The Times confirmed he now faced between six and nine months on the sidelines following the injury.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130413/basketball-bryant-out-9-months-torn-achilles