NEW YORK (WFAN) - Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez recently traveled to Germany for experimental therapy on his right knee after receiving a recommendation from Lakers guard Kobe Bryant according to the New York Post.
The Yankees checked with the league office before giving their approval for the procedure, called Orthokine, which involves taking blood from a patient’s arm and spinning it in a centrifuge before injecting it into the injured area. Bryant reportedly underwent the treatment on his right knee last summer and again on his left ankle in October.
It remains unclear if the procedure has long-term benefits.
Rodriguez had surgery on his right knee in July to repair a torn meniscus and returned for the stretch run, although he hit just .191 with three home runs in 68 at-bats and then went .111 with no home runs in New York’s American League Division Series loss to the Tigers.
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