guys... is his career done? *devastated*
I hope not. but its not looking good. I dont think anything can be assumed till MRI results. I'm praying its a partial tear and not a full detachment. If it is a full blown tendon he's done for good. Aside from Greek mythology, the saying "the Achilles heel" doesn't exist for no reason.
But from what doctors have said and what was said on the floor about Kobe asking the warriors player if he kicked him from behind. And Kobe hearing the pop. Its likely its a full tear. Thats the exact description of a blown Achilles tendon. Which is basically the operating system for the ankle.
In that situation I only see a comeback game at Staples to go out on his own accord. The stress of a entire seasons grind isnt a probability his tendon could with stand.