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Why Does Kobe Bryant Wear an Arm Sleeve on His Right Elbow?

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Why Does Kobe Bryant Wear an Arm Sleeve on His Right Elbow?
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Have you ever wondered why Kobe Bryant wears a sleeve on his right elbow? Kobe has been known to be fashion forward in the sports world, but that elbow sleeve is not for fashion purposes. As a matter of fact, Kobe Bryant suffers from elbow tendinitis, and the sleeve that Kobe Bryant wears on his right arm each game has multiple functions. Before understanding the importance of the sleeve, first take a look at a quick explanation of the type of elbow tendinitis that Kobe suffers from as explained by orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Robert Klapper, who is very familiar with Kobe Bryant’s injury.

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