Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant has spent most of the season dealing with injury. He came back from a torn Achilles, suffered a fracture in his left knee and is now back on the mend.

After coming back as quickly as possible from the original injury, Bryant is well aware that this is not something he can rush. Based on recent comments, Bryant sounds content to allow his body to determine when he returns.

"I don’t have much of a choice," Bryan said, according to the team. "A fracture, either it heals or it doesn’t. I don’t have much of a choice unfortunately."

While there was the flashy video to announce his Dec. 8 return to basketball in a Lakers meeting with the Toronto Raptors, there is no timeline this time out. In fact, Bryant said he won't be back at any time in the near future.

In the meantime, he has a routine that includes plenty bike work and movement to keep his injured leg strong. On the flip side, as he remains in shape, Bryant has received more time to allow his Achilles to heal.