Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Resumes On-Court Shooting Practice

Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Resumes On-Court Shooting Practice
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Good news for Los Angeles Lakers fans. Kobe Bryant has resumed on-court shooting practice after recovering from a shoulder injury.


Bryant suffered a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder in January, a season-ending injury that ruled him out for seven months. The veteran All-star guard posted in Instagram:

“First day back on the court shooting! Bout Damn time!! #shoulderrecovery #20thseason #drinkbodyarmor #lakers.”

Bryant’s injury and recovery

Bryant underwent surgery on his shoulder and gradually became fit enough to hit the gym but wasn’t permitted to shoot a basketball for almost seven months.

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Injury hampered Bryant’s career for the past three consecutive seasons. The 36-year-old had to sit out with a knee injury for most of the 2013-14 season. The veteran also missed out the end of 2012-13 season and the playoff games due to torn Achilles’ tendon.

Related: NBA Controversy: Charles Barkley Hopes Kobe Bryant Will Retire After This Season

In the 20th season of his illustrious NBA career, Bryant is in the last year of his contract worth $25 million.

Whether Bryant will feature in the Lakers’ season opener against Minnesota Timberwolves is still uncertain.

It is highly estimated that the legendary star will hang his shoes after this season, but Kobe Bryant hasn’t confirmed such indications.

Rather, on court for shooting practice, he looks focused to continue with his game at present.