Bryant returns to practice

Updated: November 17, 2013

El Segundo, CA ( – Los Angeles Lakers perennial All-Star
Kobe Bryant returned to practice Saturday for the first time since tearing his
Achilles in April.

Bryant participated in light 5-on-0 half-court drills. It’s unknown when he
will return to game action.

“He looked good and did a few moves I didn’t expect him to do right away,”
Lakers forward Pau Gasol said. “I’m very happy for him and for us, and
definitely looking forward to when he’ll play in a game.”

The 15-time All-Star ruptured his Achilles in his left leg in April and was
given a 6-to-9 month timetable for recovery.