Omar Infante has been diagnosed with a sprained jaw. He required six stitches and has a non-concussive head injury. He'll be evaluated for the next 48 hours before a decision on whether or not he will be placed on the disabled list is made.
Considering the shot he took to the cops Monday, this almost sounds like best-case scenario for the Royals second baseman. Infante has had a very rough go at it this year so far. Between shoulder issues and a bone spur causing him pain in the elbow during spring training and now this, he's turning into a bit of a cautionary tale. Expect him to miss a few games this week and keep an eye on his status to see if a DL stint is needed. With the Royals having just sent down Pedro Ciriaco for added bullpen depth, Danny Valencia is likely to see a few starts at the keystone now. ANALYST: Howard Bender
DeMarcus Ware will not play Week 12.
This is the third straight game Ware is going to miss due to a back injury. Even after missing the last two games, Ware stills leads the Broncos with 6 1/2 sacks. He's as demonstrative to quarterbacks as always, even at 33 years old. Analysis: James Grande
Kobe will play Saturday against Portland.
Bryant will play Saturday against Portland. Bryant ranks 122-of-122 in field-goal percentage. He's been simply terrible and has been the subject of many discussions if his career is finished. ESPN ranked Bryant 93rd before he season and it looks like that may be generous. Analysis: James Grande