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

by January 10, 2012

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.”