Kobe Out of Walking Boot, Into ‘Mamba Shoe’
Kobe Bryant will finally lose the walking boot, almost seven weeks after surgery to repair his torn left Achilles’ tendon.
Bryant was injured on April 12 in a win over the Golden State Warriors. He had surgery the following day.
The Lakers’ original prognosis for Bryant’s recovery was at least six to nine months. If he’s ready to play on the early end of that timeline, Bryant might make the season opener in late October.
If he’s delayed, Bryant might miss the first two or three months of the season.