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Kobe Bryant on weight-bearing treadmill, in 'medical mamba' shoes

June 01, 2013|By Eric Pincus
  • Lakers guard Kobe Bryant on the Alter G treadmill.
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant on the Alter G treadmill. (Instagram )

Kobe Bryant took to the Alter G treadmill as he works to rehabilitate his repaired left Achilles' tendon.

On Friday, Bryant tweeted a picture from his off-season workout.

Bryant recently shed his walking boot, getting custom-made Nike shoes to help protect his Achilles. 

The Alter G treadmill enables Bryant to walk (and, eventually, to jog and run) while supporting a percentage of his body weight.

Bryant was injured on April 12 in a win over the Golden State Warriors. He had surgery the following day and is expected to be out for at least six to nine months from the date of the injury)


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