Bryant has 'nasal fracture' from All-Star hit

February 27, 2012 - 12:06 PM
NBA All Star Basketball

Western Conference's Kobe Bryant (24), of the Los Angeles Lakers, reacts after Dwyane Wade's hard smack to his nose, during the second half of the NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 in Orlando, Fla. A bloodied Bryant scored 27 points, moving past Michael Jordan as the career scoring leader in the game. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers say Kobe Bryant has a "nasal fracture" after he was smacked in the nose by Dwyane Wade during the NBA All-Star game.

The team said on its website Monday that a CT scan revealed the extent of the injury, and the star guard will be re-evaluated by an ear, nose and throat specialist when he returns to Los Angeles.

Bryant was bloodied during Sunday night's game in Orlando, Fla., which the West won 152-149. He was knocked to the floor by Wade and examined after the game.