Is it just me or has Adrian Peterson truly ruined the idea of coming back weak after an extreme injury? Obviously I'm not oblivious and am saying this just for further justification, but I find it somewhat jarring when people think Rondo or D. Rose in particular is going to come back better when they just took so much time off, and don't even get me started on the delusional Lakers fans thinking Kobe (Whose probably the worst person to get his specific type of injury) is going to come back and be able to carry his depleted roster to anything but a most likely 25-35 win season. Do people even understand the concepts of injuries anymore?! DAMN YOU ADRIAN PETERSON!!!!
I don't think Kobe is the worst guy to get this type of injury. Yeah, it's terrible because of his age, but he's also one of the most skilled players in the NBA, and one of the most determined.
If someone like D Wade got that injury and he couldn't come back to ~ninety something percent of what he was he would be completely fucked. Kobe can at least fall back on that skill even if he can't quite move/jump like he did pre-injury. Also him being way ahead of schedule is pretty promising. Will be interesting to see how he does.