After spending time in Germany undergoing a procedure on his right knee, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant plans to return to Los Angeles pretty soon.

"I think he'll be back with us tomorrow," Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said Monday at the Lakers' practice facility in El Segundo.

Bryant left late Wednesday night last week for Germany to have a form of platelet-rich plasma therapy on his right knee called Orthokine. That procedure involves removing blood from an affected area and spinning it into a centrifuge to isolate platelets. The serum is then injected back into the affected area. The Lakers star had a similar procedure two years ago both on his right knee and left ankle.

Bryant advanced to light jogging and shooting drills last week as he rehabs his surgically repaired left tendon. But the Lakers haven't offered any timetable on when Bryant will return to the court. It's unclear if he'll do much work Tuesday since the Lakers host the Denver Nuggets at 7 p.m. at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario.

Bryant and the Lakers open the regular season at the Warriors in Oakland on Oct. 30.

D'Antoni admitted not knowing much about Bryant's progression, namely because they didn't talk during his trip.

"I don't have the international plan," D'Antoni joked.



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