Kobe Bryant leaves Lakers-Pelicans with sore right Achilles tendon

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Kobe Bryant returned tonight after missing a game with a strained right Achilles tendon.

He didn’t even make it to halftime.

Baxter Holmes of ESPN:

Kobe’s major Achilles tendon tear in 2013 was on his left leg. So, this isn’t an aggravation of that.

But these are the types of injuries faced by 37-year-olds who play 30 minutes per game.