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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Knicks' Metta World Peace to Undergo Knee Procedure

By on 12/24/2013 06:00:00 PM

After missing his second straight game Monday night against the Orlando Magic, Knicks small forward Metta World Peace revealed Monday that he is scheduled to undergo platelet-rich plasma therapy on his left knee on Jan. 6 in New York.

World Peace said he will be getting "the same procedure Kobe (Bryant) got" when the Lakers star traveled to Germany in the offseason.

Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a blood-spinning procedure that has been linked to helping the healing process. Many athletes have undergone the procedure

World Peace spoke to Pete Botte of the New York Daily News about the somewhat unorthodox procedure saying,
"I called a couple of people that had it done and so they gave me the number to Germany. I called Germany and Germany redirected me back to New York. They said it's the same procedure. I was probably going to fly to Germany to get it done about three weeks ago, but they're doing it in New York. I'm scheduled to go Jan. 6."
World Peace added that he had his knee drained of fluid last week "before the Milwaukee game", the third time since the season began and the fifth since the summer. He also spoke of a cyst forming in the area.
"When you have liquid in your knee, it's telling you something is wrong with your knee," World Peace said. "there's a couple of things the doctors say might calm my cyst down. The cyst in the problem. But the cyst is telling me something else is wrong, so the rest and all that is going to be very important. I'm at a point now where I'm going to do what it takes to get healthy, do the procedure and that's it."
The 34-year-old did not give a firm time frame on a potential return once he receives the therapy.


  1. Another injury, they've been hit very hard this year.