Found September 12, 2013 on NBA Injury News:
It's clear that Los Angeles Lakers All-Star Kobe Bryant is making strides in his recovery from a significant Achilles injury that ended his 2012-13 season. What's not been made evident is when the future Hall of Famer will return for the Lakers. At this point, Bryant told Time Out Dubai that he's not sure if he'll be back in time for the team's regular-season opener."I’m feeling pretty good,’ he said, ‘stronger than I was. I’m ahead of [my recovery] schedule. I don’t know [whether] that means I’ll start the season – I hope so."The Lakers' season begins on Oct. 29 against the Los Angeles Clippers, which provides Bryant less than two months to get back to game shape. When he initially suffered his Achilles injury, the timeframe placed on Bryant's return ranged from six to nine months, and that was assuming the ailment didn't force him into retirement.It's not clear what "ahead of schedule" means, whether that is ahead of the six-month timeframe or the nine-month mark. Whatever the case, what will be most interesting is to see what type of player Bryant is when he gets back onto the court. While he could certainly recover from his injury, it's not clear if he'll be the same dynamic scorer he was considering his age and the significance of the ailment.Follow @hoopsinjurynews

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