Sep 28, 2013; El Segundo, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) walks past a gathering of players as he walks on the court of the Lakers Training Facility for the start of media day. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Kobe Bryant says there is no timetable for his return


Throughout the Los Angeles Lakers training camp, Kobe Bryant will be receiving plenty of questions about his recovery from a torn Achilles tendon that he suffered late last season. Bryant has been positive that he can make an impact this year, but the star guard stated during the team’s media day that there is no exact timetable set for his return.

From Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles:

“I don’t think we really have a particular timetable as far as where I should be right now, but I’m feeling good,” Bryant said.

The team’s original timeline for the recovery of Bryant, who had surgery to repair the Achilles in April, was six to nine months. …

“Everybody was really concerned about this injury, and so was I, but the procedure and the therapy right afterwards and things like that really got me ahead of the curve,” Bryant said. “So, it feels like the hard part’s over.”

The Lakers aren’t the impressive team that they once were, so it is crucial for them to have the services of their best player.

While we don’t know exactly when Bryant will be healthy enough to return, it does seem increasingly likely that he will miss significant time on the front end of the season.

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