Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has been cleared to resume running and shooting and will begin an intense, six-month training program next week upon his return from a short family trip to Europe, sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.

Bryant has been ramping up his activity level in recent weeks as he recovers from a fracture in his left knee suffered December 17 in Memphis, just six games into his return from a ruptured Achilles.

He has rarely traveled with the team or appeared in public since, preferring to focus on his rehabilitation instead of a team wrapping up the worst season in Lakers history. Bryant vented his frustrations with the team's struggles when he was declared out for the season in mid-March.