By Will Yoder
December 28, 2011

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez recently underwent an experimental treatment on his right knee in Germany, according to

Rodriguez reportedly decided to undergo the experimental treatment, called Orthokine, at the suggestion of Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant. Bryant, 33, underwent the treatment during the extended NBA offseason and has claimed he feels healthier than he has in several years.

The treatment, which was cleared with the commissioner’s office, involves taking blood from the patient, spinning it in a centrifuge in order to isolate specific protective proteins, and then injecting the solution into the area of the body that needs mending.

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