Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant's return to the court will not occur for at least three weeks, the team announced Tuesday night.

Bryant recently said he would return from a knee injury by the All-Star Game on Feb. 16 but that he would allow someone more deserving to play for the Western Conference team after he was voted in. He has played just six games this season.

The fractured knee he sustained on Dec. 19 was initially expected to keep him out six weeks, putting his return at around Jan. 30. However, the setback means he will not be back before late February.