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

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.

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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.

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