Is Kobe Bryant Making A Big Mistake By Trying To Come Back To The Lakers This Month?
Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant is doing everything he can in order to try and make it back to his team this month. Although he suffered a torn Achilles tendon just seven months ago, Bryant has been rehabbing extra hard and is on course to make a comeback for the Lakers before the end of the month. He just started practicing with the team this week, and his teammates have already said that he looks like the Kobe of old. So Bryant is hopeful that he will be in the Lakers starting lineup for at least one of the Lakers’ five remaining games in November.
“Yeah, I can,” he told reporters yesterday.
Other than that, though, Bryant hasn’t said much lately. So we have absolutely no idea how his Achilles is feeling or what challenges he is facing right now. But to us, it seems like he’s trying to come back a little bit too soon. Originally, he was making a push to return to the Lakers lineup at the beginning of the year. And we were glad to see him take his time and not do that. But even though he didn’t rush back then, it feels like he’s rushing back now. He literally just started practicing again, and he already wants to make a comeback? He should give himself at least two or three weeks of practice before he tries to play in a game. Otherwise, he could be putting his body in serious risk.
At this point, Bryant should probably just wait until Christmas Day to play when the Miami Heat come to town. The Lakers haven’t been all that bad this season and could probably do without him for another month or so. It would give him the chance to make sure he’s 100 percent ready to go, and it would give the Lakers the chance to work him back into their rotation.
What do you think? Should Kobe try and come back ASAP—or should he take his time in order to prevent injury? Let us know in the comments section below.