After the Lakers got swept by the eventual NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks in the 2011 NBA Playoffs, many wondered if Kobe Bryant was at his best or if he was suffering through too many injuries. Well apparently the injuries to his knee and ankle were far worse than we thought before his off-season surgery in Germany. In fact that surgery may just have saved the final act of his career according to Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees…
Yet, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez told reporters Saturday that Bryant told him the pain in his right knee and ankle felt so overwhelming that he considered retiring. That is, until an innovative procedure in Germany this off-season on both his right knee and left ankle fixed everything.
Bryant “was really adamant about how great the procedure was for him,” Rodriguez told reporters. “I know that he was hurting before, almost even thinking about retirement, that’s how much pain he was under. And then he said after he went to Germany he felt like a 27-year-old again. I was still a little apprehensive about it and he kept staying on me about it.”