Kobe Bryant is set to shock the NBA with a rapid recovery from the ruptured Achilles tendon, which he suffered at the back end of last season.
The LA Laker had been in impressive form prior to picking up the injury against the Golden State Warriors last April. And it was initially estimated that he would require a six to nine month-long recovery period.
But, speaking on a recent tour of China, the shooting guard revealed that he is closing in on a return to full fitness already.
“The surgical procedure was different and because of that the recovery has been different,” explained Bryant, referring to his innovative type of treatment.
“The normal timetable for recovery from an Achilles, we've shattered that. Three-and-a-half months I can already walk just fine, I'm lifting weights with the Achilles just fine and that’s different. So we don’t know what that timetable is going to be. It’s kind of new territory for us all.”
With only a couple of months to go before the new campaign gets underway, Bryant may well be able to play a part in some upcoming pre-season matches as he continues along the road to recovery.
If he is to make it in time for the start of the regular season, then this will be an unbelievable feat, considering he is quickly approaching his 35th birthday.
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