Kobe Bryant continues to "shatter" the timetable on an Achilles recovery, and while at first it was hoped he would be ready to suit up for opening night, recent reports had him still working towards being able to put 100 percent weight on his injured foot.
In a recent interview, the Black Mamba is staying positive and feels he will be ready for the Lakers season opener on October 29th. More so, he says that if he does play he will be at full strength.
After rehabbing his surgically repaired left Achilles tendon for the past five months, Bryant expressed his sharpest level of optimism that he will return for the Lakers’ season opener Oct. 29 against the Clippers at Staples Center.
“Now it’s about cutting the recovery time, I should be OK [for the start of the season],” Bryant said in an interview with The National, a website in Dubai. [...]
“Its’ going well. It’s going really really good,” Bryant said in an interview with a Yahoo! affiliate in Dubai. “I’m feeling strong and doing a little bit of jogging. That’s a really good sign. They should know in this season when I come back that I’ll be ready.”
One of the most determined, and stubborn, players to ever pick up a ball, it's not crazy to think that KB24 will lace up in just over a month, but looking at reports it seems as though he may miss the first couple weeks till all the rust is off. Just another of the many intriguing story lines developing this season.