Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant will undergo surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder, the team said Monday. A timetable for his recovery won’t be known until after the procedure. The Lakers said the surgery will take place Wednesday. It would be the third consecutive season-ending injury for the 36-year-old Bryant, a five-time NBA champion and former league MVP, raising more questions about his future. The 19-year veteran has one year remaining on his contract with the Lakers, during which he is set to be paid $25 million. Hoping for a speedy recovery Kobe.