In a season full of disappointments, seeing the Lakers’ leader and warrior fall to the floor on a routine drive to the basket that ended his season was by far the worse moment of the year.
NBA.com reported today that Kobe is progressing rapidly in his recovery from his Achilles tendon surgery that was performed back in April.
“The normal timetable for recovery from an Achilles, we’ve shattered that. Three-and-a-half months I can already walk just fine, I’m lifting weights with the Achilles just fine and that’s different. So we don’t know what that timetable is going to be. It’s kind of new territory for us all.”’ Bryant said.
It was originally estimated that Kobe Bryant would take 6 to 9 months to recover and there was even talk that he could possibly miss the entire 2013-2014 NBA season. Based on the most recent update from Kobe, it appears he’ll “shatter” that projection to use Kobe’s word and quite possibly be ready for the start of training camp in September.
Board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Group, Dr. Robert Klapper, went on Time Warner Cable’s Sportsnet shortly after Kobe injured his Achilles and provides a great, vivid detail of Kobe’s Achilles injury, the surgical procedure and the recovery process.
Dr. Robert Klapper has consistently stated that he fully expects Kobe to recover in time to start the NBA season because of the innovation of the surgical procedure performed and the immediacy of when it was performed; also, because of Kobe’s history of Wolverine-like recovery time.
Dr. Klapper gave the most reassuring response that any Lakers fan would want to hear when someone asked him when he expected Kobe to return.
It seems that the Kobe Komeback is well ahead of schedule, but after 17 years of seeing Kobe exceed expectations we really shouldn’t be surprised.
– Fern Rea
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