From an NFL star to an NBA star, Robert Griffin III took to Twitter to send his outpouring support to Kobe Bryant, who suffered a torn Achilles tendon in the final minutes of the Los Angeles Lakers' 118-116 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.
Griffin knows a thing or two about injuries. He suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during the Washington Redskins' wild-card playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks last season, so it came as no surprise that he reached out to Bryant. Other current and former NFL stars also expressed their thoughts and encouraged the "Black Mamba" to attempt a roaring comeback.
Just watched @kobebryant press conference & I could feel the pain in his voice & know the feeling of pain in his heartâ Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) April 13, 2013
Never want to see anyone get injured. So it's a night of prayer for @kobebryant & his family & teamâ Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) April 13, 2013
Tough 2 c a true great get hurt. If there is neone who can rehab & come back its @kobebryant 2day begins the journey bak! Best of luck.â Jerry Rice (@JerryRice) April 13, 2013
Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) April 13, 2013
I can definitely relate to wut Kobe is going through..thoughts and prayers are with him and fam.. No doubt that he will come back stronger!!â Laron Landry (@MrLandry30) April 13, 2013
Terrible news about Kobe's Achilles. Hope he can return soon... No better competitor on the planet!!â Pete Carroll (@PeteCarroll) April 13, 2013
When Tyson got knocked out the whole house went silent! I think the whole world did! Kobe out I feel the same way!!â $low Grind (@Chris23Houston) April 13, 2013
Chris Ogbonnaya (@ChrisOgbonnaya) April 13, 2013
Greatest laker of all time!!!! Kobe Bryant!!!!!!!! @kobebryantâ jerome felton (@jfelton45) April 13, 2013