Fortunately, Bryant has no intention of shutting it down for the season and will return to the floor at some point in the coming weeks. Recently, Bryant’s re-evaluation of the knee injury was pushed back to February, but now that has appeared to have changed according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN:
Kobe will be re-evaluated at the end of the road trip when the team returns to LA on either Monday or Tuesday, per the Lakers.
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) January 22, 2014
Bryant’s re-evaluation coming sooner than expected is a good sign that he’s made progress in his recovery. There’s still no timetable for his return, and Bryant has admitted that fact recently, but he may be able to get sooner rather than later.
Along with Bryant potentially returning in the coming weeks, Jordan Farmar and Xavier Henry have also made progress and could return around the same time if not sooner than the future Hall of Famer.
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