“Mamba” still doubtful for season opener in October.
Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant is continuing his recovery from a ruptured Achilles and has posted a video of himself running on an anti-gravity treadmill.
The 34-year-old suffered the injury at the end of the regular season last year, forcing him to miss the play-offs and therefore spending the summer in rehabilitation.
While initial predictions suggested that he would make a miraculous recovery and be back for the start of the new season, recent reports have suggested that he is unlikely to feature on the opening night.
However, that hasn’t stopped him from continuing his intense work in the gym, and he has now posted a video on Instagram of himself taking to the anti-gravity treadmill in order to strengthen his Achilles.
As reported by NBA.com writer Sekou Smith who has been monitoring Bryant’s recovery, it is a spectacular sight to see the superstar running and nearing a return so soon after suffering such a serious setback.
Some still suggest that he will return for training camp, giving the Lakers a huge boost ahead of the new season following the loss of Dwight Howard who joined the Houston Rockets earlier this summer.