Kobe Bryant, four months removed from surgery to repair his torn Achilles tendon, says he’s a machine and will play shortly. Well not exactly, but he did say he is far ahead of his scheduled recovery.

Via Sporting News

“The surgical procedure was different […] and because of that the recovery has been different,” Bryant said in the southern city of Shenzhen. “The normal timetable for recovery from an Achilles, we've shattered that. Three-and-a-half months I can already walk just fine, I'm lifting weights with the Achilles just fine and that's different. So we don't know what that timetable is going to be. It's kind of new territory for us all.”'

While an Achilles injury is absolutely devastating for most athletes, Kobe Bryant isn’t like most athletes. Or humans. Don’t be surprised if you see Kobe suit up for opening night.