Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 at 9:30 am  |  9 responses

Kobe Bryant Won’t Undergo ‘Innovative’ Medical Procedure on Injured Wrist

The innovative procedure that Kobe had done on his knee and ankle over the offseason in Germany isn’t an option for his injured right wrist, reports the LA Times: “Bryant’s wrist issues are apparently here to stay. He will not undergo the same procedure on his wrist that he had on his knee and ankle in Germany last year, for a variety of reasons. Of greatest importance, the German doctor whom Bryant trusts immensely, Peter Wehling, does not plan on coming to America to do his innovative ‘regenokine’ or ‘orthokine’ procedures that aim to reduce swelling, The Times has learned. An overseas trip by Bryant looks out of the question because the only ample time for a German getaway is the All-Star break, and it’s a safe bet NBA Commissioner David Stern wants Bryant playing in Orlando that weekend instead of flying to Dusseldorf. The Lakers do not foresee giving Bryant time off from the regular season to go overseas, especially because of his steady play, said a person familiar with the situation. If Bryant underwent the procedure, he would need about a week to recover.”

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  • Justin G.

    What’s the rule for how many games he has to miss if he opts out of the All Star game for injury? Isn’t it something like the game before and the game after? If so, it may be worth it

  • Yesse

    I think they should give him the time.

    This is really a crucial part of the Lakers playoffs. I’m sure they would make the playoffs with Bryant sitting out a few games.

  • http://www.blogspot.com LLC#12

    Would definitely be worth him missing games for the procedure! The lakers would make the playoffs even if he missed 10, 15 games, and a healthy Kobe in the playoffs would be huge.

  • kobesBESTfriend

    that german doctor is an A-hole…i mean this is Kobe freaking Bryant not some regular patient…get ur a$s on the next plane over here!!!

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    If it just takes a week to recover then they might as well let him do it. Give him some extra time off if he needs it. I mean, Manu is going to miss 6-8 weeks to recover…

  • obino

    the lakers should give him one week or two weeks for the procedure. it will be better for the lakers to have a healthy bryant for the play-off than a banged up bryant. kobe should go see the doctor not the order way around.

  • http://juan.garcia@computershare.com Marcelus Wallace

    Kobe would play with a broken hand

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    @kobesbestfriend, that is on the lakers, i’m sure if they pay him enough he will fly in

  • Shifty

    I bet front office and coach are scared they won’t make playoffs if he takes more then a week off.