Kobe Bryant is in Europe with his family on a short anniversary trip. But his mind, at least some of the time, is on getting back into top physical condition for next season.
Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar, will begin an intense, six-month training program next week upon his return from a short family trip to Europe, sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.
Bryant has been increasing 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 tendon.
While in Europe, Bryant will visit the clinic in Germany where he underwent the platelet-rich plasma treatment known as Orthokineon on his knee, according to a source. The visit to the clinic is a checkup to ensure that his knee is structurally sound before he resumes intense training.
Bryant has rarely traveled with the team or appeared in public, preferring to focus on his rehabilitation so he can return to the floor and reclaim his position as one of the NBA’s best.