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Sunday, December 4, 2011
The Forum: Kobe Bryant's knee
By Andy Kamenetzky
health is always a concern to Laker fans, whether you're talking his
or penchant for catching the flu. There's also his knee, which he claims is
now almost "bone-on-bone" due to deteriorated cartilage
. This offseason, The Mamba traveled to Germany
for platelet-rich plasma therapy
, a relatively new procedure still garnering a divided medical community opinion.
The early returns have been positive
, but how will the rigors of a compressed season, plus his pledge to practice regularly, affect Bryant's knee?
For specialized insight, we brought in
Dr. Robert Klapper
, chief of Orthopedics at Cedar Sinai Medical Group and co-host of
The Weekend Warrior on 710 ESPN
. He, in turn, brought props. Fun!!!