|Posted by shawn cassidy on September 26, 2013 at 1:30 AM|
The Lakers will get this going this Saturday as they start training camp. Kobe Bryant will likely miss some games after undergoing surgery on a torn left Achilles in April. I don't see him coming back until late December or early January of next year.
"No real expectations," Kupchak said Wednesday, addressing the media in advance of the start of camp. "I do believe that [Bryant will] get back and he'll play this season. You won't be able to look at him and say that he's hurt. In other words, some guys like myself when I hurt my knee, I always had a limp. You won't be able to tell [with Bryant]." I don't have a timeline," Kupchak said. "I really don't."
So what about the other start out west?
"I wouldn't say that he will be (ready) and I wouldn't say that he won't be," Presti said. "We've got to see how the next month goes."
"He's on pace, to this point, in the recovery process, but we're not going to put a specific timetable on his return, simply because it's just too big of a decision," Presti said. "His health is most important, not just for this season, but for many years to come. He's done an excellent job in showing unbelievable discipline and rigor through the process. We expect him to come back at full strength, but he's got to finish the rest of the benchmarks."
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