Bryant, Bynum Plan To Have Orthokine Therapy
Kobe Bryant is planning a return trip to Germany this summer to undergo Orthokine therapy, a procedure in which platelet-rich plasma is injected into the problem joint.
“He could even do it while he's playing,” Lakers trainer Gary Vitti said of Bryant, who will be in London for this summer’s Olympics. “I'm not sure if he's going to go before, during or after, but he says it helped doing it last offseason.”
Andrew Bynum, who has battled knee issues throughout his career, will undergo the same treatment.
“I've already spoken to the doctor in Germany regarding Andrew going through the same procedure as Kobe did,” Vitti said.
Vitti shed some light on Bynum’s knee troubles.
“Andrew does have some alignment issues that are apart of his make up, but you try and make him the best that he can be,” he said. “We worked at it as a staff, and he worked at it, and to his credit, he also played through some things this season that would have sidelined some guys in other years. He needs to be credited for that. He could have easily taken a game or two off due to swelling in his knee, but he did not. He gutted through it.”