Bryant was injured April 12 in a victory over the Golden State Warriors. After surgery, the Lakers announced the All-Star guard would need at least six to nine months of recovery.While on a promo tour in China, Kobe Bryant, who will reportedly be ready for the start of the season, says he’s “shattered” the recovery timeline from a ruptured Achilles.
“The surgical procedure was different […] and because of that the recovery has been different,” Bryant said in the southern city of Shenzhen. “The normal timetable for recovery from an Achilles, we’ve shattered that. Three-and-a-half months I can already walk just fine, I’m lifting weights with the Achilles just fine and that’s different. So we don’t know what that timetable is going to be. It’s kind of new territory for us all.”’