Kobe Optimistic, Unsure Of Return Date

Lakers_Kobe_Bryant_2013Fresh off a transcontinental flight from Dubai that landed in Los Angeles just hours before the Los Angeles Lakers’ media day, Kobe Bryant was still a long way away from proclaiming when he will be fully recovered from his torn Achilles tendon.

“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.

The 35-year-old guard has been able to rehab on an altered-gravity treadmill and recently upped his body weight from 75 to 80 percent on the machine, according to Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni.

Source: Dave McMenamin, ESPN.com