Tim Polzer
Thursday October 3rd, 2013

Kobe Bryant says he isn't planning on taking a pay cut in 2014. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images) Kobe Bryant reportedly will undergo more platelet-rich plasma therapy  (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty)

Kobe Bryant is traveling to Germany to have another round of platelet-rich plasma therapy on his right knee, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

On Thursday the Lakers confirmed Bryant had left the United States for an unnamed destination and an unnamed medical procedure unrelated to his Achilles tendon injury. The team expects him to return early next week.

Bryant underwent the procedure in 2011 while recovering from surgery to remove bone fragments from his knee. The therapy involves spinning samples of his own blood to separate the healing platelets, then injecting them back into his knee.

MAHONEY: Marcin Gortat to spend season on trade block

Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said Bryant is showing progress in his rehabilitation.

"He just keeps progressing,” D’Antoni said Wednesday, according to ESPN Los Angeles. “He was out today shooting a little bit and jogging. He just keeps getting better.”
https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/385863748377792513

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.