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Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: Kobe Bryant Says He Shattered Projected Recovery Time

Kobe Bryant says he is way ahead of schedule on recovering from the Achilles tear he suffered last spring just a few games shy on the NBA playoffs.

During a Nike-sponsored trip to China, the 5-time NBA champion talked about his injury.

“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.”

Kobe Bryant tore his Achilles tendon in April. The initial projected timetable for his return was six to nine months.

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