April 12, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers small forward Metta World Peace (15) subs for shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) as leaves the game in the fourth quarter against the Golden State Warriors at the Staples Center. Bryant suffered a torn Achilles tendon. He under went surgery April 13 and is expected to miss six to nine months. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Lakers give update on Bryant's recovery

It’s been well-documented that Kobe Bryant’s recovery from his Achilles surgery this spring is well, well ahead of schedule. He himself has said he’s shattered the timetable for his recovery just five months after completely rupturing the tendon. Even then, the likelihood of Bryant being ready for the pre-season is slim.


“He’s progressing well and has met all the targets and milestones of his rehab, and we expect him to make a full recovery. One of the key issues is to make sure he builds up strength and endurance not only in his Achilles but also in his legs, knees, back and core.”

– John Black, Lakers spokesman


Black talked to the LA Times on Monday and told them that Bryant’s optimistic timetable for Bryant’s return put him back for the team’s two exhibition games in China. The team won’t give an official target date for his return until Bryant can do full weight-bearing and on-court basketball activities.


The fact we can debate Bryant’s possible return to training camp is nothing short of phenomenal. The Black Mamba continues to spoil Lakers fans on and off the court.

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