Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright getting medical treatment on knee

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The Seahawks don’t have many veterans left on defense, and one of them needs a little work done before the opener.

According to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, linebacker K.J. Wright is having a “medical treatment” on his knee this week.

While the exact nature of the treatment isn’t known, Wright was among six Seahawks to have a Regenokine treatment during the preseason last year, and only one of those six missed the opener.

The treatment, which involves drawing a patient’s blood, separating it and injecting it back into them, was also used by Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett, Tyler Lockett, Michael Wilhoite, and Luke Joeckel last year, and but Wilhoite were able to play in the regular season opener.

The 29-year-old Wright played 45 snaps Friday against the Vikings, with no indication of injury. Assuming he doesn’t play in the preseason finale, rookie Shaquem Griffin would be in line to start.

8 responses to “Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright getting medical treatment on knee

  1. drawing a patient’s blood, separating it and injecting it back into them
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    Is that not the same as “doping” that is banned in most international sports?

  2. Only one of those who had the treatment, Tyler Lockett, is still with the team. He may not be with the team when his rookie contract runs out.

  3. willycents says:
    August 27, 2018 at 10:56 am
    drawing a patient’s blood, separating it and injecting it back into them
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    Is that not the same as “doping” that is banned in most international sports?

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    Orthokine is an experimental medical procedure in which a patient’s own blood is extracted, manipulated, and then reintroduced to the body as an anti-inflammatory drug to reduce chronic pain and osteoarthritis. It is known in the United States as Regenokine.

  4. I’m already starting to miss KJ. Great guy, great teammate. Seattle won’t sign to anything other than a discount on his third contract and if anyone deserves a fair shake it’s him.

  5. He sure popped Diggs with a solid tackle on Fri night — I was also surprised Seattle kept their starters in the game so long.

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