Aaron Curry using stem cell therapy to help knees


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.