Kobe Bryant could make a miraculous return to the NBA for the start of the new regular season, as he continues his recovery from a ruptured Achilles tendon he suffered in April.
The LA Lakers star man, was originally set for a spell of six to nine months on the sideline after his season was ended against the Golden State Warriors back in Spring.
Now the 34-year-old says he already has no problem walking after a successful and unique surgery.
"The surgical procedure was different, and because of that the recovery has been different," said Bryant to reporters.
“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," he added.
Bryant's comments mean he may be back in action as early as training camp, which considering the extent of the injury, would be an unbelievable turn around after only five months of rehabilitation.
The Laker's will be keen to get there key offensive player back on the court for the new campaign, with the American having to deal with the extra responsibility in the team after the departure of Dwight Howard.
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