Bryant out for nine months after shoulder surgery

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Posted: Jan 28, 2015 6:57 PM

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kobe Bryant's NBA season effectively ended on Wednesday after he had surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder that will sideline him for nine months, the Los Angeles Lakers said.

The five-time National Basketball Association champion, who injured his shoulder last week in a loss to the Pelicans in New Orleans, underwent a procedure lasting two hours, the team said in a statement.

(Reporting by Mark Lamport-Stokes in Scottsdale, Arizona; Editing by Gene Cherry)