Sep 30, 2013

    Injured Kobe not sure of return

    LOS Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant said at a media session that he has no idea when he will return from his Achilles-tendon injury.

    Bryant, 35, was confident throughout the off-season that he was ahead of schedule, but was unsure of his status when questioned about it on Saturday.

    When asked if he would make it back some time in the pre-season or even the start of the regular season next month, Bryant repeatedly said he did not know when he would play again.

    He gave a similar answer when asked about how he was progressing in rehab.

    "I don't really know how to answer that question," he said.

    "I feel good. I don't really have a timetable. I need to get in shape. I'll wait until I'm ready. Then I'll get out there and go."

    He tore his left Achilles tendon while playing against the Golden State Warriors in April. The recovery time is typically six to nine months.