Kobe Bryant Injury: Lakers Star Having Headaches, Will Be Evaluated For Concussion

ORLANDO, FL - FEBRUARY 26: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Western Conference reacts after he drew blood on the receiving end of a hard foul as comedian Kevin Hart looks on (R) during the 2012 NBA All-Star Game at the Amway Center on February 26, 2012 in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Kobe Bryant getting hit in the head during the 2012 NBA All-Star Game seemed innocuous at the time. But Bryant is having headaches and will be further evaluated, likely for a concussion.

Kobe Bryant was made to bleed his own blood early in the second half of the 2012 NBA All-Star Game, but remained in the game, as one does when he is the recipient of a hard foul in an NBA All-Star Game. But Brian J. Smith of The Salt Lake Tribune is reporting that Bryant is experiencing headaches and will be further evaluated as a result.

Presumably, any further evaluation of Bryant will be in regards to a possible concussion, as enduring headaches are symptoms consistent with a concussion.

Bryant, who has an extensive injury history but no significant history of concussions, will not have to play in the next couple of days: the Lakers' first game after the All-Star break comes on Wednesday, against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Los Angeles.

Bryant is averaging 28.4 points per game this season, his highest scoring average since the 2007-2008 season.

For more on Bryant and the Lakers, visit Silver Screen and Roll.

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