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

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.