Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant said at the team’s media day he has no idea when he will return from his Achilles tendon injury.
Bryant, 35, was confident throughout the off-season that he was ahead of schedule, but was unsure of his status when questioned about it on Saturday.
When asked if he would make it back some time in the preseason or even the start of the regular season, Bryant repeatedly said he did not know when he would play again
He gave a similar answer when asked about how he was progressing in rehab.
“I don’t really know how to answer that question,” Bryant said. “I feel good. I don’t really have a timetable. I need to get in shape. I’ll wait until I’m ready. Then I’ll get out there and go.”
Bryant tore his left Achilles tendon against the Golden State Warriors in April. Recovery time is typically six to nine months.