Los Angeles shooting guard still coy on when he will play his first game.
Kobe Bryant will begin to increase the intensity of his rehabilitation work as he continues to recover from his Achilles tendon surgery after tearing the muscle last April.
But as for when he will appear back on the court in a game, the superstar again played his cards close to his chest.
Bryant has said throughout the process that he feels he is ahead time in his recovery and has not felt any pain or soreness, but reiterated that he won’t be pushed into setting a exact date for his return.
“I just keep it all open right now,” Bryant told ESPN.
Bryant says he wants to do two things before he even thinks about getting back on the court, getting the “explosiveness” back in his left leg and according to the man himself, whipping his body back into shape.
“I do a lot of calf raises during the day, just trying to get it as strong as possible and constantly pushing the flexibility of it, the mobility,” said Bryant.
“I need to get my fat ass in shape,” Bryant said. “Six months of eating whatever the hell I wanted to eat and not running has caught up to me a little bit. So, I got to get in shape.”
“I don’t know why you (media) guys are so hell-bent on timelines. It’s like the most ridiculous thing to me. It’s entertaining. When I’m ready, I’m ready.”