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Kobe may play despite concussion

Western Conference's Kobe Bryant (24), of the Los

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. (Feb. 26, 2012) Credit: AP

According to tweets from ESPN's J.A. Adande and Lakers.com writer Mike Trudell, Kobe Bryant passed early concussion tests, and could play tonight.

Both Adande and Trudell wrote that Bryant will play two-on-two at practice to see if he feels up to playing. He is dealing with a concussion and broken nose he suffered at the All-Star Game on a hard foul by Dwyane Wade.

Should Bryant feel all right after playing two-on-two, he would be subjected to further tests before tip off; if he passes them, he would be cleared to play, and presumably start, against the Minneosta Timberwolves at 10:30 p.m. EST.

When Bryant was diagnosed with a concussion, it seemed likely he'd miss at least a couple of games. However, as Bryant has done countless times throughout his career, he may be primed to play through yet another serious injury.

Bryant and the Lakers will play Wade and the Heat on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

The hard foul from Sunday's game:

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