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Kobe Ruptured Achilles; Out 6-9 Months
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On April 13, 2013 @ 4:05 pm In Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will have surgery Saturday afternoon to repair the torn Achilles tendon in his left leg and his recovery timetable is expected to take 6-9 months, according to longtime Los Angeles Lakers trainer Gary Vitti.
Vitti said Bryant would be immobilized up to a month or more following surgery. If Bryant were to recover on the short end of the timetable Vitti provided, he could be able to play for the start of the 2013-14 season.
“That’s the plan,” Vitti said.
Bryant’s injury was described as a “complete rupture” by Vitti.
“It’s gone,” said Vitti. “So, it has to be sewn back together.”
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