One of the lingering questions for the upcoming NBA season is will Kobe Bryant be able to come back from his season-ending achilles injury.
Back on Friday, Kobe spoke about the suffering the injury during his “Black Mamba Unplugged” event at Nike and told a story where he attempted to pull the tendon up:
“When I first did it, right there, I was trying to feel if the tendon is there or if it’s gone,” Bryant recalled, in comments recorded by Nike. “I realized it wasn’t there. I was literally trying to pull the tendon up so hopefully I could walk and kind of hobble through the last two and a half minutes and try to play.”
In regards to his timetable for coming back, Kobe told this to the folks over at TimeOutDubai.com:
“I’m feeling pretty good, stronger than I was,” Bryant said during an interview with TimeOutDubai.com earlier this week. “I’m ahead of [my recovery] schedule…I don’t know [whether] that means I’ll start the season – I hope so.”
Kobe Bryant tried to pull the tendon up after achilles injury [The Point Forward]
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