Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant isn't quite ready to give a timetable for his return to the court despite a solid week of conditioning, reports the LA Times.
Bryant provided an update on his recovery from an Achilles injury on Friday, saying that he's going to need three consecutive weeks of conditioning work before considering getting into a game. The 35-year-old has spent the offseason recovering from a torn left Achilles tendon and says he has "shattered" the typical recovery time for such an injury.
With the tendon healed, Bryant says he's now working to get his left ankle strengthened.
"It's really lack of flexibility and range of motion in the [ankle] joint. It's not anything to do with the tendon necessarily," Bryant said. "Having the ankle locked up so long, it won't move."
The Lakers have opened up the season 1-2 in Bryant's absence, losing 91-85 to the San Antonio Spurs in Los Angeles on Friday night.