The Lakers All-Star broke a bone in his left knee during a 96-92 win Tuesday over the Memphis Grizzlies.

As news spread around the NBA on Thursday that Kobe Bryant would miss six weeks with a knee injury, players around the league took to Twitter to share their thoughts.

Bryant suffered a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee in a win Tuesday over the Memphis Grizzlies.

He'll be sidelined until about the end of January.


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Bryant posted his own thoughts and sent a message of thanks to the players who reached out via Twitter.

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