Ever since Kobe Bryant went down with his devastating Achilles’ injury earlier this year, speculation has been rampant as to when he’d return.
The prognosis has stretched from the preseason until March, while Bryant himself has poured fuel on the fire with quotes suggesting he wanted to surprise everybody in regards to his return time.
He might just do that as Bryant, who was recently in Dubai, admitted in an interview that he would be ‘okay’ for the Los Angeles Lakers season opener.
After rehabbing his surgically repaired left Achilles tendon for the past five months, Bryant expressed his sharpest level of optimism that he will return for the Lakers’ season opener Oct. 29 against the Clippers at Staples Center.
“Now it’s about cutting the recovery time, I should be OK [for the start of the season],” Bryant said in an interview with The National, a website in Dubai.
What exactly ‘I should be OK’ means is unknown. Is Bryant suggesting he’ll be ready for opening night? Or is it something else?
Seems like we’ll be finding out in a matter of weeks.