With Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant appearing to tear his left Achilles tendon, Twitter was inundated with a widespread show of suport.
A long list of players, current and former teammates, and celebrities shared their thoughts:
Tough moment because of @kobebryant injury. I wish him a great recovery. I have no doubt he'll come back stronger than ever. #prayforvino
Kobe will be back stronger!!! I'm looking forward to it!!He is such a workaholic. From rehab to on the court work. So focused!!! #Mamba— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) April 13, 2013
Bryant out at least 6-9 months: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will miss 6-9 months of action with a third-degree tear of his Achilles, the Los Angeles Times reports. Bryant underwent successful surgery for the Achilles on Saturday and the team believes there is a chance he can be ready for the beginning of next season, according to trainer Gary Vitti. "It's a third-degree tear," Vitti said. "It's gone. Completely torn."