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April 15, 2013

Will Kobe Make a Comeback After Achilles Tendon Injury?

Orthopaedic Surgeons available to weigh in

During Friday night’s game against the Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant tore his Achilles Tendon. Kobe’s trainer announced that he could be out for 6 to 9 months, but is it that straightforward?

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) spokespersons are available to weigh in on Bryant’s injury.  Email to speak with one of our orthopaedic surgeons.

For more information on Achilles Tendon injuries and treatment, visit our educational site

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