Posted by Sabrina B.Â @gametimegirl
Los Angeles Lakers guardÂ Kobe Bryant underwent an experimental but increasingly popular procedure last month in Germany in an attempt to help heal his oft-injured right knee, a source confirmed to ESPNLosAngeles.com on Thursday night.
The Los Angeles Times first reported the story.
The Lakers’ leading scorer saw his minutes and productivity decline in the 2010-11 season, and has said much of this summer would be dedicated to allowing his body to recover.
Bryant had surgery last July to remove bone fragments, the third procedure on his right knee, and sat out most of the team’s practices last season to rest his knee. In January he said his knee was “almost bone-on-bone.”
The procedure, called platelet-rich plasma therapy, consists of centrifuging the patient’s own blood to isolate platelets. The platelets are then injected into the injured area to accelerate healing. The minimally invasive surgery has a short recovery time and does not restrict movement.