With 20 days to go until the 2013-14 NBA season, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers still don’t have a specific timetable for when the superstar guard might return to the floor. However, Bryant has been ramping up lately and has had no setbacks in his rehab.
It seems that Kobe hasn’t done much running yet, but he said that once he really starts picking up the pace it will take him around three weeks to get into shape. As it so happens, there are approximately three weeks left until the Lakers tip off their season against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center.
Kobe recently returned from Germany, where he underwent a knee procedure. He had the following to say about his rehab:
“Overall, I feel good,” said Bryant, who watched Tuesday’s exhibition from the bench. “Obviously, I feel like I’m ahead of schedule. It’s just about trying to get that range of motion back where I feel like I can run comfortably. The last stage is really the explosiveness and the muscle endurance.”
Coming back this soon from a torn Achilles would certainly be impressive and for now we can regard Kobe as questionable for the first few games of the season.