Kobe Bryant is set to have surgery on his torn rotator cuff, the Los Angeles Lakers said Monday.
Bryant's right shoulder was injured in last Wednesday's game against the New Orleans pelicans and neesds surgery to repair it, the team said in a statement.
Bryant was examined Monday morning by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, of the Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, who confirmed that Bryant's rotator cuff was torn and advised him to have surgery to repair it, according to the team. He's scheduled to undergo the operation on Wednesday morning.
While Bryant was expected to miss the rest of the season with the injury, the team didn't confirm that in their statement.
The team said instead that it will provide an estimate for the shooting guard's return following the surgery.
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