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March 13, 2013: Kobe Bryant is surrounded by teammates as he goes down with an ankle injury during the game against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Kobe Bryant documents ankle injury on social media

September 9, 2013

After Kobe Bryant underwent surgery to repair a torn left Achilles tendon back in April, he shared a photo of his leg on Instagram that was taken in the middle of the surgery.

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A few months later, the Los Angeles Lakers megastar is not only up, walking about and feverishly pursuing a return to the court, but also claiming to have "shattered" the recovery timetable for Achilles injuries.

Dan Devine