Kobe Bryant’s index finger injury
Kobe Bryant’s right index finger had surgery in the summer, he said recovery is good and the summer for him would be all about getting healthy. But do you think Bryant telling the true? “Orange County Register,” Lakers squad reporter Kevin – author Bao Liu Ding today, said Bryant’s right index finger injury not as simple, and thus he will be continue to be plagued in the remaining days of his career.
It was actually the top joint of the finger avulsion fracture occurred on December 11 as Bryant tried to field low pass Jordan Farmar. Bryant continued to play – and somehow managed to be the NBA Western Conference Player of the Month of December – while waiting for the top knuckle to heal. However, even before bone fragments there ended healing, medium and knuckle hurt more than the top knuckle.
Despite some speculation that he’d have surgery to fix the right index finger that he called a “constant battle” for him last season, that didn’t happen. An array of finger exercises is making the best of a tough situation, improving Bryant’s range of motion and strength. The finger feels better than it did in June – and perhaps Bryant’s daughters have come to be connoisseurs of finger puppetry – but the finger also hasn’t had any 250-pound, hard-fouling dudes hacking it to make it swell. The reality is that Bryant is not necessarily better than before, because this is a chronic situation.
Bryant and the Lakers trainer Gary Vitti looked at some experimental treatments, cutting edge, but decided that it was pointless at this time. The numbers show Bryant was a less consistent shooter, especially from the free throw line after having to deal with the problems of last season fingers. Consider, however, Bryant is still the MVP of the NBA Finals with a cast of hard work and duct tape on the finger. Would not exactly be a disaster for him to play that way.
Refers to the injury was caused distress to Kobe, his shooting is no longer as stable as before, especially in the free-throw line performance. The current situation is still must rely on Kobe to play finger protector, I am afraid to wait until the day he retired, we can see the brace off his fingers, and finger protectors may henceforth become the symbol of Kobe Bryant one of the symbols.
Hand injuries may sound mundate but they can be extremely painful. A bum finger is an interesting war story to everyone except the guy living with the pain. Best wishes to Kobe not only as a basketball player that brings us a lot of entertainment and joy to watch but also as a person that presumably has some sort of life outside basketball.