Kobe Bryant loses the walking boot, moves to ‘medical mamba’ shoe

Kobe Bryant will finally lose the walking boot, almost seven weeks after surgery to repair his torn left Achilles’ tendon.

Bryant was injured on April 12 in a win over the Golden State Warriors. He had surgery the following day.

The Lakers’ original prognosis for Bryant’s recovery was at least six to nine months. If he’s ready to play on the early end of that timeline, Bryant might make the season opener in late October.


If he’s delayed, Bryant might miss the first two or three months of the season.

The Lakers guard has kept the world informed of his progress via Twitter and Instagram.

Boot comes off today. Will be in a “medical mamba” shoe. I still need a lil heel lift for the achillies #progress #bearNtrouble — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) May 30, 2013

Cast off today. I have zero swelling and virtually no pain. Boot now for a few months. I start therapy… — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 23, 2013

Stitches out! #progress — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 30, 2013

Foot on the ground! #pray4bear #standup #mambaarmy — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) May 7, 2013


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