March 25, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) warms up before the game against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Lakers 109-103. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Still no target date set for Kobe Bryant's return

I’ll have to admit when Kobe went down in pain against the Golden State Warriors, my heart immediately sank.

Everybody has that player that teams can’t afford to lose for an extended time period. A few games missed is cool here and there but not for the remainder of the season, considering the playoffs were JUST around the corner.

I knew since we were going to lose Kobe that we wouldn’t last that long in the playoffs. Dwight was playing like he didn’t want to be here and Pau Gasol was being Pau Gasol. I still don’t understand why we still have Gasol. I understand he can come out of the gate and play like he’s a candidate to win the MVP award at the end of the season but that’s not the case.

Right now the Los Angeles Lakers need Kobe Bryant to be 150% healthy but let’s face is, since when has Kobe ever been truly 100 percent let alone 90 percent?

Kobe has been in the headlines here and there when it comes to his rehab and return date situation. As of right now there is still no time table for Bryant to return.

“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.” Los Angeles Lakers spokesman told the Los Angeles Times.

We still have a month or so left before tip off against the Los Angeles Clippers in the season opener. But it’s still a little nerve racking knowing your star player has yet another major injury to worry about down the line.

I think if he ends up injuring it again this season, it could be the end of Kobe Bryant’s career.

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