Bad news, Lakers fans. Even though Kobe Bryant literally just returned to the lineup after sitting out the first month-plus of the 2013-14 NBA season while rehabbing his Achilles injury, he's already headed back to sidelines for another six weeks. The Lakers just announced that he suffered a knee injury recently and won't be able to play until at least late January or early February:

We sincerely hope that this isn't a sign of things to come for Kobe. We'll keep you posted with any other info concerning the injury.

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[via Lakers]