Kobe Bryant Heads to Germany for Knee Procedure

The Los Angeles Lakers confirmed that Kobe Bryant headed overseas on Thursday for a mystery procedure, unrelated to his Achilles tendon injury.

It didn't take long, however, to figure out what exactly the shooting guard was going to Germany for.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports took to his Twitter to report that Bryant was getting another round of platelet-rich plasma therapy.

This therapy takes Bryant's blood and spins out the healing platelet, and those platelets are then injected back into the knee. Although some people don't believe procedures like this actually work, Bryant has participated in them before, and believes they do.

LA coach Mike D'antoni says he isn't worried about the procedure, and doesn't believe it will affect Bryant's rehabilitation.

Bryant is expected to return to the team early next week.

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