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

May 30, 2013|By Eric Pincus
  • Kobe Bryant posted this split image on Instagram showing his foot; he will wear the boot as he recovers from surgery to repair a torn Achilles' tendon.
Kobe Bryant posted this split image on Instagram showing his foot; he will… (@Kobe Byrant / Instagram…)

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.

— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 23, 2013

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Email Eric Pincus at eric.pincus@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @EricPincus.

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