|Western Conference's Kobe Bryant (24), of the Los Angeles Lakers, reacts after Dwyane Wade's hard smack to his nose, during the second half of the NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 in Orlando, Fla. A bloodied Bryant scored 27 points, moving past Michael Jordan as the career scoring leader in the game. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)|
Bryant has 'nasal fracture' from All-Star hit
LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Lakers say Kobe Bryant has a "nasal fracture" after he was smacked in the nose by Dwyane Wade during the NBA All-Star game.
The team said on its website Monday that a CT scan revealed the extent of the injury, and the star guard will be re-evaluated by an ear, nose and throat specialist when he returns to Los Angeles.
Bryant was bloodied during Sunday night's game in Orlando, Fla., which the West won 152-149. He was knocked to the floor by Wade and examined after the game.