This should come as good news to those quick to press the panic button when it comes to athlete surgeries. According to Luke Walton, Kobe’s knee rehab seems to be going pretty well. In a recent Q&A with Lakers.com reporter, Mike Trudell, Luke had the following comments:
Yes, I’ve seen Kobe at the gym the last couple weeks rehabbing his knee. He’s itching to get back on the court. He shows up every morning at 7 a.m. at the team’s facility and is kind of wrapping up around the time I get there at around 9 a.m. Kobe looks great – he says his knee feels great. He’s just about to start doing basketball workouts again and can’t wait for it.
Kobe had arthroscopic surgery performed on his right knee mid-July. He was battling health issues the entire season — and while this may fully repair his right knee; his pinky looks to be damaged beyond repair. An issue that would be problematic for the other 449 players in the league.