Kobe Bryant Injury: Updates on Lakers Star's Knee and Recovery

Tyler ConwayFeatured ColumnistDecember 17, 2013

USA Today

Updates from Thursday, April 17

Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angeles details Kobe's trip to Europe, and says it'll be more than just a vacation:

Bryant has been ramping up his activity level in recent weeks as he continues to recover from a fracture in his left knee suffered during the Lakers' victory Dec. 17 at Memphis, just six games into his return from a ruptured Achilles.

While he is in Europe, Bryant will visit the clinic in Germany where he had the platelet-rich plasma treatment known as Orthokineon on his knee, according to a source.

The visit to the clinic is a check-up to ensure all is structurally sound with his knee before he resumes intense training.