Kobe Bryant posts video of him running on treadmill only 4 months after Achilles tear
Kobe Bryant posted a video to his Instagram account Monday that showed him running on an anti-gravity treadmill only four months after tearing his Achilles tendon.
Bryant said earlier this month that he has "shattered" the normal recovery time for his injury but didn't yet have a timetable for a return. The typical recovery time after an Achilles tear is six to nine months. The video points to Bryant's progress in his recovery.
The anti-gravity treadmill allows Bryant to run on less than his full weight. As ProBasketballTalk's Darius Soriano pointed out, we would need to know what percentage of his body weight Bryant is running on to judge how far along he is in his recovery. Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak said last week that Bryant is still "a big question mark" for the team this season.