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Kobe Bryant is symptom-free after All-Star concussion, cleared to play in Lakers' next game
LOS ANGELES (AP) ' Kobe Bryant has been cleared to play for the Los Angeles Lakers after breaking his nose and getting a concussion in the All-Star game.
Bryant was declared symptom-free Wednesday night by his neurologist, who cleared Bryant about an hour before the Lakers hosted the Minnesota Timberwolves in their first game back from the All-Star break.
Bryant met all the clinical guidelines for returning to action, Dr. Vern Williams said. Bryant had headaches and nausea shortly after getting hurt Sunday on a hard foul from Dwyane Wade, but Bryant improved markedly after an exam Tuesday.
Bryant was tested on a stationary bike, a treadmill and the court earlier Wednesday, participating in a 2-on-2 game under supervision. Lakers coach Mike Brown said Bryant looked normal.