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Kobe Bryant medically cleared for basketball ahead of schedule

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Kobe Bryant could well be about to embark on his final season in the NBA, and it looks like the Los Angeles Lakers star will begin it 100-percent healthy.

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As reported by Bleacher Report's Kevin Ding, Bryant has been medically cleared to participate in all basketball activities.

After undergoing surgery on a torn rotator cuff in his shoulder back in January, Bryant initially set out a nine-month timeline for his recovery. Today's news, then, sees the 16-time All-Star return to full health slightly ahead of schedule.

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With the Los Angeles Lakers still two weeks away from opening training camp, having Kobe available from the outset will come as a big boost to the franchise.

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Injury issues

However, before Lakers fans get too excited about the prospect of watching a fully fit Bryant on the hardwood this season, it is worth noting that the future Hall of Famer has failed to complete either of the past two seasons.

As well as the torn rotator cuff earlier this year, the 36-year-old has had knee and Achilles issues in recent years. Appearing in only 41 of a possible 164 games for the Lakers in that time, Bryant's status at this stage of the offseason doesn't guarantee an injury-free year ahead.

Still, with Bryant's potential swansong the big storyline for the famous franchise as we approach the 2015-16 NBA season, it is a positive note on which to start.

Lakers fans: Can Kobe Bryant go a full season injury-free, and should he retire in 2016? Have your say in the comments below... 

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