Kobe shares pics of knee procedure in Germany
OCT 08, 2013 11:11a ET
The procedure involves Bryant's blood being drawn, spun in a centrifuge and reinjected into the knee, with the goal of reducing inflammation.
Bryant first underwent the procedure in 2011. On Monday night, Bryant posted a picture from Germany on Instagram.
The Lakers have played two preseason games without Bryant, who still doesn't have a true timeline for his recovery from an Achilles tear in April.
The initial hope was that Bryant would return within six to nine months after surgery, which would be a range from mid-October to mid-January.
The odds seem long that Bryant will make the Oct. 29 season opener against the Clippers, but some point in November may not be out of the question.
Bryant is, however, expected to rejoin the Lakers before their exhibition game Thursday night in Las Vegas against the Sacramento Kings.