Kobe Bryant’s Achilles injury was thought to be a devastating one at the time; one that could not only keep him out for a large chunk of the 2013-14 season but could end his career. But if anyone was going to buck the trend and prove the doubters wrong, it was always going to be Bryant. The Black Mamba reached the next level of rehab, being declared restriction free on activities.
The timetable is set: Bryant has 3 weeks to get himself into basketball shape, which in itself isn’t a small task. Bryant has stated he hasn’t kept himself in shape this summer, meaning this could be a long three weeks. However, doubting Bryant would clearly be a silly thing to do, as he’s already proven timetables are of no use for him.
Bryant’s return for opening night is still in question, but the fact he’s cleared for all activities just six months after completely rupturing his Achilles is simply mind-boggling.