Kobe goes overseas for medical procedure

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Updated: October 3, 2013

El Segundo, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – The Los Angeles Lakers confirmed Thursday
that Kobe Bryant has left the country to undergo a medical procedure, though
the team said it is unrelated to his ongoing rehab from a torn Achilles
tendon.

Multiple reports have stated that Bryant is en route to Germany to receive
platelet-rich plasma therapy on his right knee. The 15-time All-Star had the
treatment performed on the same knee prior to the 2011-12 season, then
averaged 27.9 points while playing in all but eight of the Lakers’ games
during that lockout-shortened campaign.

Bryant ruptured his Achilles in his left leg in April and was given a 6-to-9
month timetable for recovery. The 35-year-old had been participating in some
light workouts during the Lakers’ ongoing training camp.

Bryant is expected to return to the team early next week, according to the
Lakers’ official site.