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Repairing Kobe Bryant, Zack Greinke just another day's work for him
Repairing Kobe Bryant, Zack Greinke just another day's work for him

On Friday, April 12, Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles slept without trouble, which wouldn't be news except for one thing. The next day, ElAttrache had a pair of surgeries scheduled on athletes whose combined price tag this year alone is right around $48 million. On Friday, ElAttrache knew he would be performing an operation on the shoulder of star Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke, who had broken his collarbone in a scuffle with San Diego's Carlos Quentin. But while he was watching the evening news that night, after a long day in surgery, ElAttrache saw the video of the Lakers' Kobe Bryant in agony because of a torn Achilles' tendon. Just as...

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