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Aaron Curry using stem cell therapy to help knees

Aaron Curry, Lito Sheppard AP

Raiders linebacker Aaron Curry isn’t sure when he’ll be able to get back on the field, but he’s pretty sure that stem cell therapy will be the thing that winds up getting him back there.

Paul Gutierrez of CSNBayArea.com reports that Curry has received the therapy on both of his knees. Bone marrow from his hips was used in the treatment and Curry told Gutierrez that it is the only thing he’s tried that has helped him feel better. Curry is still working out on the side during Raiders practices and said he’ll only return to practice when he’s fully able to help the Raiders.

“My goal is to get healthy and just go out there and be violent, be fast, be a pain in the offense’s butt and whatever I have to do on the defense, do it,” Curry said. “And do it full speed. I can’t do that until my body says it’s ready.”

The treatment has been popular with Oakland athletes. Linebacker Rolando McClain said that the treatment helped his legs feel better earlier this offseason and A’s pitcher Bartolo Colon has credited stem cell treatment on his shoulder with saving his baseball career.

With McClain facing a possible suspension under the Personal Conduct Policy and Oakland short on linebacking depth, the Raiders need Curry to be healthy for the start of the season.

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8 Responses to “Aaron Curry using stem cell therapy to help knees”
  1. stoogy says: Aug 5, 2012 11:26 AM

    I didnt even know he was hurt! Get better soon the raiders D needs you healthy!

  2. mialto says: Aug 5, 2012 12:22 PM

    A truly remarkable case study for stem cells…maybe we can take the next step and allow other medical conditions to be treated by stem cells!

  3. blazenhawks says: Aug 5, 2012 12:42 PM

    Please he has never been a pain for the offense. You had a horrible player who doesn’t know how to tackle the raiders would be better if you stay on the sidelines

  4. azjahwkr says: Aug 5, 2012 1:04 PM

    BUST

  5. txraiderfan says: Aug 5, 2012 1:47 PM

    He’ll probably never live up to his draft position, but he was pretty darn good in Oakland last year. Sorry it didn’t work out in Seattle, but I’m glad to have him.

  6. ketch20too says: Aug 5, 2012 1:58 PM

    Hope he gets better physically, but he never was and never will be a pain for any offense. Massive draft bust..

  7. joetoronto says: Aug 6, 2012 6:00 AM

    Look at all these Seahawk fans dumping on the guy, because their team misused him.

    He really helped the Raiders last year, you guys should be ashamed of yourselves, really.

  8. 1nationraidernation says: Aug 6, 2012 4:06 PM

    i know one thing…this dude can lay some wood against the run. Raiders were getting killed on end around plays on the early part of the season last year, and getting curry ended that.

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