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VIDEO: Kobe Goes In-Depth About His Innovative Achilles Surgery

Yesterday, Kobe Bryant discussed how he’s “shattered” the normal rehabilitation for his Achilles tendon rupture and during the second stop of his China tour, Bryant went into more detail about his surgical procedure in front of 25,000 fans.

According to Bryant, his procedure was much different than the usual procedure, which generally has a recovery period of 9-12 months. He described the procedure as both “simple” and “innovative.” Here’s the video, courtesy of NTDTV:

Though Kobe acknowledges that it was a calculated risk, it has also sped up the process and Bryant is already able to walk and lift weights:

“It’s really complicated procedures that they normally do—and taking tendons from the big toe and bring it—and, you know, I don’t want to bore you guys with nasty stuff. But we really simplified the procedure, and kind of took a risk with it, a calculated risk, and it’s been very successful for us.”

However, because the procedure was different and innovative, Bryant isn’t sure if he’ll be ready to play pre-season:

“We don’t know. That’s the thing about this injury, it’s that the surgical procedure was different, how we did it was different. And because of that, the recovery has been different, the timetable has been different.”

While everything sounds encouraging right now and he is able to do toe curls with marbles, Kobe will meet with team doctors at the end of the month to determine if he’s able to do more basketball-related activities.

Bryant will obviously try his absolute best to return by the start of the season, but the important thing is to take his time so he can play the remainder of his career at a high level. This will be an interesting season for both Bryant and the Lakers, as most are counting them out.

Bryant averaged 27.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 6.0 assists this past season.

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  • Jim213

    Haters going to hate. With all the PEDs issues going on right now and Kobe talking about his progressing rehab many haters are raising their eye brows believing that something has got to give pending his quick recovery.

    Just two words for the haters/illiterates… HARD WORK!

  • Whiskey Rye Bread

    Amen Jim, Dr. Klapper is one of the best around. If you even listen to a few of his radio shows you can see why. But the Lakers also have Gary Vitti who is a sports medicine leader in his own right.

    I’d be willing to be kobe is willing to take a PED test right now, and if kobe needs to take a PED test I know a bunch of players that should be singing up to take one aswell.

  • ersliva

    LETS NOT FORGET ABOUT HIM HAVING PLATELET PROCEDURES TO HELP HIM HEAL FASTER IN THE PAST THAT CAN ACTUALLY BE PLAYING A PART IN THIS SINCE THOSE PLATELETS ARE STILL IN HIS BLOOD….HE HAD THAT DONE FOR HIS KNEES….WHO KNOWS THEY COULD HASE ALSO DID THAT WHILE THEY DID THE SURGERY ON HIS ACHILLES TO HELP INCREASE THE HEALING TIME….
    AND KOBE DOES STAY IN SHAPE WHICH FURTHER HELPS…HIS WORKOUTS ALONE LEAVES MOST DOUBTING PED USE….HE WORKS OUT LIKE JERRY RICE USED TO….

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