Finger surgery likely for Bryant

Updated: June 24, 2010, 12:22 AM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Kobe Bryant played the majority of last season with his right index finger taped up in a split after suffering an avulsion fracture in December and doesn't plan on doing it again. Bryant said he would likely have surgery on his finger when he returned from watching the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

"I'm going to talk with our staff here and [Lakers general manager] Mitch [Kupchak] as well and come up with a timeline to take care of some of the injuries that ...

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