Kobe Bryant on the mend from Achilles surgery

Kobe Bryant is on the mend, and has the photo to prove it.

Bryant, who suffered a torn Achilles tendon in his left leg on April 12, will miss 6-9 months with the injury. It is unsure when Bryant will be ready to go -- if at all -- during the 2013-14 NBA season, his 16th with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Bryant made headlines during the Lakers' playoff series loss to the Spurs by live tweeting during Game 1 and also called Pau Gasol in the locker room.