Kobe Bryant is well-known for his amazing ability to recover quickly from injuries. However, until now, he’s never had to deal with an injury as serious as a torn Achilles. At the time of the injury, some wondered whether Bryant, who will turn 35-years-old next month, would ever resume his career in the NBA. Of course, for those who really know the Black Mamba, there was never any doubt that Bryant would aspire to get back on the court ASAP.
Players can sometimes take up to a year to return from such an injury, yet Bryant is ahead of schedule, according to Steve Nash, who expects Kobe to return in “record time”, per the Star Tribune:
[pullquote]Steve Nash believes Kobe Bryant is ahead of schedule in his recovery from Achilles’ surgery.
And when the new season starts, he said he wouldn’t be at all surprised to see Bryant — who tore his Achilles’ tendon in April — not just ready, but raring to go.
“I don’t think he’d have it any other way,” Nash said. “I know he’s very focused and determined and he plans to come back as strong as ever, probably in record time.”[/pullquote]
Seeing as Bryant’s work ethic is second-to-none, along with the dedication he shows to his craft and his willingness to rehab around the clock, it’s not surprising to hear that Kobe is ahead of schedule.
Some people are worried that Kobe will return too early, but Bryant is too smart to risk his future to just prove a point. Kobe knows how serious this injury is, and when he returns, he’ll be ready.