Found November 16, 2013 on Laker Nation:

Image: Getty Images Today, Kobe Bryant joined the Lakers’ practice for the first time since tearing his Achilles tendon in April. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Bryant has been ramping up activity for some time, and his goal has been to return to game action within two to three weeks of returning to practice: Bryant had been gathering momentum with weeks of increased running, shooting and basketball-related activities that culminated with him rejoining the Lakers on the practice court on Saturday morning. Bryant has made remarkable progress from such serious injury, but it’s unclear how long it will take for him to return to play his first game this season. All along, Bryant had hoped he could play his first game within two to three weeks of his return to practice. Still, his debut will depend on how he progresses in full-contact workouts with his team. The Lakers practice was not full contact, instead consisting of 5 on 0 drills and shooting, but Bryant participated throughout, and boosted his teammates’ morale. More Pau on Kobe's first practice: "It was his first time back out there but he looked really good, which I'm very happy to see" — Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) November 16, 2013 Bryant said he felt good, but did not offer a concrete return date. Caught Kobe walking out. He said he felt good after today and would evaluate things again tomorrow. This was just another step though. — Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) November 16, 2013 This comes as welcomed news for Lakers fans, as the team has mustered a mere 4-7 record thus far in Bryant’s absence. The post Kobe Bryant Returns to Practice appeared first on Laker Nation.

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