July 30, 2008
NBA Most Valuable Player Kobe Bryant, who has been playing with a torn ligament between the fourth and fifth fingers on his right hand since February, says he will have surgery soon after he returns from the Olympics in China.
"I'm definitely set on surgery," he said. "As soon as I get back, we'll talk about it, do it, get ready for the season. I've heard three weeks, four weeks, five weeks. I heal pretty easy. I'm taking care of it, doing therapy, I should be back in no time."