I posted about my personal experience with the same exact injury when i first heard the news . To be honest my ordeal was far more serious than Kobes due to less than optimal circumstances. To reiterate..
* If you are in good shape with good muscle memory and excellent nutrition the healing phase can happen very quickly. I was literally limping along on my own power in a month / month and a half (not wise). They had to force me to stay on crutches. I eat well and train multiple times per week in addition to biking.
* My surgically repaired Achilles is thicker and stronger than my non repaired tendon (!). Which is actually a minor problem.
* The main issue is 1) trust and 2) explosiveness . This is the area that concerns me with regard to Kobe. It's one thing to talk the talk but when you see how atrophied your formerly superhuman calf muscle is and you cant explode in activities as you're accustomed to you can either lose faith early on or over do it. I over did it. I suspect Kobe will need trainers with him holding him back
With all of that said...i dont make $30 million annually nor did i have the best medical attention money can buy. If i was able to heal and perform quickly then i believe Kobe will even more so . I suspect he'll just be lacking explosiveness and hops due to the fact that his calf muscle will not have had enough time to recover to full strength (which takes @ a year with training).
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