Here is a small update on Kobe’s pinky surgery. They estimate it will take about 4 weeks to heal. Yet, as of now, no date has been set and Kobe is rethinking the surgery…

O.C. Register: Eventually surgery will have to be performed on Kobe Bryant’s right pinky finger. The procedure is necessary to mend the ligament damage that he incurred during the past NBA season.

However, Lakers spokesman John Black reported Monday that Bryant has not decided when he is going to have his finger mended. According to Black, Bryant planned to take a few days to contemplate the situation, upon his return from the Beijing Olympics.

Bryant’s post-surgery recovery likely will take at least four weeks. Prior to leaving for China, Bryant said he expected to be ready for training camp the opening week of October.

  • lakrfan4life

    DO IT KOBE! we need u 1000% next year!!!

  • Jason

    Where does it say “Kobe is rethinking the surgery?”

  • blahahaha

    DO IT NOW.

  • lakers0044

    where is that magic wand when you need it?

  • Michael_23

    He’ll have to think it about until Labor Day, if he has it right after that, 4 weeks should be enough time to recover and heal and ready for training camp.

    But even when training camp starts he should be given 2 or 3 weeks of rest to prepare him for the 82+ game season. Don’t put him through the grueling conditioning drills etc. Braynt and Gasol should be given this rest as well as the players whom are 30+ yo like D. Fish.

    Give Kobe 2 pre-season games to be familiar with the new starting lineup or Gasol and Bynum in the front court.

  • Lakers 24 7

    Well he doesn’t necessarily need his pinky when he’s running or anything of that sort. He can still train, but in anything that doesn’t involve his right hand.

  • Laker Realist

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    Yes. He already stays in shape on his own. He could take the entire summer off and still be ready for the season. If anything he will need to practice to get that “team chemistry”.

  • Sam

    I don’t think Kobe is rethinking anything…he just came back from Bejing China for christ’s sake. He’s resting and kicking it with his family. He has to have the surgery, remember last season? Everyone was telling him he needed it and doctors were amazed he was playing. If he plays a whole season with that pinky hurt, he can injure it again and the damage can be permanent. He’ll get surgery

  • http://lakers.cmo SUN_yue

    Do it n do it know….asap!!! we need all 12 guys 100% healthy!!

  • PhilJackson

    Just DO It!

  • Banzai

    Should have stayed out of the Olympics……………jk ;-P

  • Adamas

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    i was going to write something along those lines. i’m sure that the 1st thing you do when you come back from the olympics is rush to the doctors office. this man wants to win, even if it kills him. he will get the surgery and i’m sure he will be 100% at the start of nest season. (i know lakers haters are just praying that he doesn’t do it. he can still drop 40 with that bad finger)

  • DCLAKER

    OSCAR ROBERTSON (THE BIG “O”)GIVES MAJOR PROPS TO KOBE…listen,

    http://nick8.surfernetwork.com/Media/Pod/wwxx/podcasting/08-26-08-Oscar-Robertson-on-JT-Show.mp3!!

  • vida8

    didnt they say it would take 6 weeks…oh hell just do it now.

  • DCLAKER
  • Lakers 24 7

    Yea seriously do it NOW!!!!! He’ll be perfect by the end of October, DO IT BY THE END OF THIS WEEK KOBE!

  • Mitch4Pres

    do it now if u need to (which i think u do)

  • ignard

    How could your favorite Kobe moment NOT be his three rings??????

  • http://TheVerveNerve.com Billy Kupchak

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    You REALLY think my father should be President of the USA? :cool:

  • Salty

    Contemplating? He’s going to have to do it sooner or later.

  • MILO

    GET IT DONE NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lo12

    DO IT KOBE !!!! his shooting was horible DO IT !!!DO IT !!!DO IT !!!DO IT !!!DO IT !!!DO IT !!!DO IT !!!DO IT !!DO IT !!!DO IT !!!DO IT !!!DO IT !!!DO IT !!!DO IT !!!DO IT !!!DO IT !!!DO IT !!!DO IT !!!DO IT !!!

  • kobe4ever

    DO IT AND DO IT NOW! COME BACK AT 100% AND TAKE US TO THE PROMISE LAND!!!