Kobe Bryant is continuing his rehab on his Achilles, and has even started lightly running on hardwood (not just on an anti-gravity treadmill.) The Lakers guard has left the team to go to Germany to seek additional medical attention, but it's not for his injured Achilles.
As in years past, Kobe is going to have "special treatment" on his knee in Germany where doctors perform a procedure not offered in the U.S. This is not surprising for the team as they expected the Black Mamba to have this treatment prior to the season, as he feels it greatly helps his aging knees.
Kobe Bryant is traveling to Germany to have another round of platelet-rich plasma therapy on his right knee, league sources tell Y! Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) October 3, 2013
There is still no timetable for Bryant's return, but the Lakers have said he will miss at least the first half of pre-season. As I've previously stated, it looks like he won't be ready for the start of the season, but don't expect him to miss too many games.