(Kobe Bryant/Instagram)

Kobe Back to Shooting Post-Injury

by Joey Ramirez
Digital Reporter

The Black Mamba is back on the hardwood and preparing for the upcoming season.

Kobe Bryant announced via Instagram on Saturday that he was able to start on-court shooting for the first time since tearing his right rotator cuff against New Orleans on Jan. 21. Bryant, who underwent surgery to repair the tear, played 35 games last season and has been unable to shoot for about seven months.

First day back on the court shooting! Bout damn time!! #shoulderrecovery #20thseason @drinkbodyarmor #lakers

A photo posted by Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) on

Bryant also missed the end of the 2012-13 season and all but six games of the 2013-14 campaign due to a torn Achilles tendon and a fractured knee.

Bryant is entering his 20th season in the NBA and turned 37 on Sunday. He has already given the Lakers a goal for this year, and said he will consider retirement after this season.

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