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Kobe Bryant says there’s no timetable for his return

Sep 29, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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As the Lakers opened training camp with media day on Saturday, the first questions posed to Kobe Bryant were ones about his recovery from the torn Achilles injury he suffered back in April near the end of the regular season.

Bryant seemed to be in good spirits, and is feeling optimistic about the way his rehabilitation has progressed. But he wasn’t willing to set any kind of range in terms of a target date when we might see him back in action.

From Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles:

“I don’t think we really have a particular timetable as far as where I should be right now, but I’m feeling good,” Bryant said.

The team’s original timeline for the recovery of Bryant, who had surgery to repair the Achilles in April, was six to nine months. …

“Everybody was really concerned about this injury, and so was I, but the procedure and the therapy right afterwards and things like that really got me ahead of the curve,” Bryant said. “So, it feels like the hard part’s over.”

While the ultimate fortunes of the Lakers will obviously hinge on Bryant’s health and how quickly he acclimates once he’s back in the lineup, the team will be interesting to watch with a healthy Steve Nash running Mike D’Antoni’s offense in its purest form, at least in the early part of the season.

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