As he nurses a season-ending shoulder injury, Kobe Bryant is already plotting his return to action in 2015-’16.
Bryant says this particular physical setback is far easier to deal with than the devastating Achilles tear he suffered two years ago.
Kobe will soon start running, and putting himself through his typically insane workout routine in preparation for next season.
From the team website:
How does this recovery from your shoulder injury compare to the ones that you suffered the last two seasons with the legs? […] Kobe Bryant: “The Achilles one was horrible. This one’s much, much better. I can move around a lot more and it feels strong.”
Only four players in NBA history have played more regular-season and playoff minutes than you. So what do you have left in your legs, and what can you expect from yourself next season? […] Bryant: “To be ready. I’ll train just like I normally do and do everything possible to be ready and come back with a vengeance.”
Is this an advantage in that you have your legs available to do stuff in this summer, whereas the last two injuries were a little bit different? […] Bryant: “Yeah, it’s definitely an advantage. I can start running pretty soon and start lifting weights and getting my legs strong, whereas the last few injuries I haven’t been able to do that.”