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With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season on the horizon, Kobe Bryant continues his rehabilitation from the torn Achilles tendon he suffered on April 12th.

In the above YouTube video, by Heeluxe, Dr. Geoffrey Alan Gray breaks down Bryant’s use of the Alter-G Treadmill, and how it helps Bryant regain strength in his lower extremities.

Bryant’s initial timetable for recovery was listed at six-to-nine months, but he seems to be ahead of schedule.

In a recent interview with Gulf News, Bryant provided an update on his recovery.

“I’m feeling pretty good. I’m a lot stronger now, than probably what I was a week ago. I’m getting stronger and stronger by the day and that’s a great feeling,” Bryant said.

“I’m ahead of my schedule, and when the season comes around we will know where we are. I don’t know whether that means I will start the season. I hope so.”

With just over a month remaining before the start of the NBA’s regular season, Bryant will continue his rigorous rehabilitation process.

If his Alter-G treadmill training, just four months after surgery, is any indication, Bryant has his sights set on opening night.

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