Kobe Bryant set for Sunday return

Kobe Bryant set for Sunday return
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant drives against Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard during the second quarter Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Lakers expect to have Kobe Bryant back in their lineup when they face the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.

The team posted a dramatic video on its Facebook page Friday indicating Bryant will be back Dec. 8.

Bryant hasn't played this season while recovering from surgery in April on a torn Achilles tendon.

Los Angeles signed the fourth-leading scoring in NBA history to a two-year contract extension last week. Bryant's new deal is reportedly worth $48.5 million and takes him into his 20th season with the Lakers.