Kobe Bryant's journey to recovery

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After raising the possibility earlier this week, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers made it official on Friday afternoon — Bryant will return to the L.A. lineup this Sunday night at 9:30 p.m. ET against the Toronto Raptors at Staples Center, just under eight months after suffering a torn left Achilles tendon.

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers arrives onto the court during a 2013-2014 NBA preseason game between Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers arrives onto the court during a 2013-2014 NBA preseason game between Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013
Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers arrives onto the court during a 2013-2014 NBA preseason game between Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant gestures to his teammates before their game against the Golden State Warriors at the NBA Global Games in Beijing, October 15, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)
Los Angeles Lakers' Bryant gestures to his teammates before their game against the Golden State Warriors at the NBA Global Games in Beijing
Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant gestures to his teammates before their game against the Golden State Warriors at the NBA Global Games in Beijing, October 15, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)
October 7, 2013. <span><span><span>In case u were wondering...</span></span></span>Photo and caption courtesy of Kobe Bryant via Weibo
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The Achilles 'Battle' Scar
Photo and caption courtesy of Kobe Bryant via Weibo
October 7, 2013. In case u were wondering...Photo and caption courtesy of Kobe Bryant via Weibo
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"Cast and elevation for next 2 weeks. I have trouble sitting still for 5 min! @ladyvb24 is taking great care of her papi :-) #sexynurse #queenmamba"
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