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Kobe wants to try exotic German blood treatment on wrist

Jan 5, 2012, 8:59 PM EDT

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Kobe Bryant’s knee has not been the problem this season. Which is a nice change of pace. Apparently flying all the way to Germany to have an experimental blood treatment done on his knee seems well worth the expense now.

Just don’t ask about the wrist. We’re not talking about the wrist.

Wait… what about trying that exotic version of platelet-rich plasma therapy Kobe had done in Germany on the torn ligaments in his wrist? It worked on his knee, it was good enough for Alex Rodriguez, and all joints are pretty much the same thing, right?

Kobe wants to try it on his wrist, he told Rick Riley of ESPN.

One solution he’s working on is finding somebody to come to L.A. and give him the same Orthokine therapy on his wrist that worked so well on his knee this offseason in Germany.

“I’m looking into that right now,” he says.

Would he have to miss games? It’s Kobe, so probably not.

Sounds painful. But more painful than having an injection before every game? Probably not.

  1. dondada10 - Jan 5, 2012 at 9:12 PM

    I doubt he would be able to legally get it done in L.A. or anywhere else in the U.S..

    • hoytdadd64 - Jan 5, 2012 at 10:08 PM

      Feb 12th Lakers play in Toronto two days after playing in NY, wonder if he could get it done in Canada?

    • philtration - Jan 5, 2012 at 10:24 PM

      Why not?
      Are there no exotic Germans in the U.S.?
      Find one, take some of their blood and then let it work its magic.

    • LPad - Jan 6, 2012 at 12:42 PM

      Actually, I think this is probably legal. It’s just plasma therapy. He’s probably just wants the best doctor available to do it.

      • hungrybear22 - Jan 6, 2012 at 10:12 PM

        Actually the procedure has still not been FDA approved here in the US, which is expected given how much longer it usually takes compared to Europe and other countries.

  2. thatboi901 - Jan 5, 2012 at 10:08 PM

    Sound like something he will have done during all star weekend

  3. chuckj1234 - Jan 6, 2012 at 1:37 AM

    The articule said he wants to fly them here. Not against the law I think. Sooner than later makes sense to me.

  4. zblott - Jan 6, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    What he really needs is some exotic [any country but the US] blood work done on his brain that would make him shoot less for the sake of the team’s ability to win.

  5. loungefly74 - Jan 6, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    he already has enough tiger blood…some german blood cant hurt.

    Go Lakers.

    • dirtydavis - Jan 6, 2012 at 3:57 PM

      Charlies is sooooooo last year

  6. lookatthefarside - Jan 7, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    He should drink Bear Urine.

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