If you happen to be a Los Angeles Lakers fan, the below quote from star Kobe Bryant might have you feeling a little bit more optimistic for his return to the Staples Center floor.
Recently, Kobe spoke with Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding and mentioned that if the NBA playoffs started today, he would ready to go:
In the land where they worship him for his work ethic, Kobe Bryant said Monday that the long rehabilitation from his Achilles tendon tear has reached the point where “if today was a playoff or NBA Finals [game], could I play? Probably.”
In case you wanted to know, Kobe Bryant doesn’t think about his achilles during workouts:
Asked if he thinks about the Achilles during workouts, Bryant said: “I haven’t had any pain or any soreness whatsoever. It’s kind of a flexibility thing, and getting the range of motion back—feel like you can bend without having to lift the heel up. After months of the tendon being compressed, now you have to work to stretch it out a little bit.”
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