Kobe Bryant Cleared to Begin Running

by April 14, 2012

There is a “chance” that Kobe Bryant—who can begin drills that involve jumping—could sit until the Playoffs, but it’s considered a “longshot.” As with all things Kobe, we’ll have to wait and see. From the L.A. Times: “Bryant will now begin running again, and if that is pain-free, can begin drills that involve jumping. If there is no discomfort at that point, he will be cleared to play. There’s a chance he will miss the rest of the regular season, though it is considered a longshot. Bryant sitting out 10 consecutive games to end the regular season? ‘I don’t think so,’ Brown said before the game. ‘We knew it was going to be a process. We knew it was an injury where we didn’t want to rush him back. But he is making progress.'”