Kobe Bryant is traveling to Germany to have another round of platelet-rich plasma therapy on his right knee, league sources tell Y! Sports.
The announcement of Kobe heading overseas to have another knee procedure has taken many by surprise with his focus being to get his Achilles back to 100 percent before the start of the 2013-14 NBA season. Although recovering from Achilles surgery is his top priority, Kobe is apparently taking the time to address other areas of concern.
Back in 2011, Kobe had the same knee procedure in Germany and appeared to turn back the clock as a result. With all the uncertainty surrounding his immediate future, it’s a wise decision to undergo a procedure that clearly helped him in the recent past.
As for Kobe’s return to the floor, there still remains no timetable, but some have speculated that undergoing this procedure may indicate that he’s getting closer to that return.
The realistic timetable for Kobe still remains late November or early December, but with Kobe’s reputation for exceeding expectations, the future Hall of Famer may return much earlier. Steve Nash believes Kobe will be return sometime between the season opener and Thanksgiving, but it remains to be seen if Kobe's body is truly ready to return
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