Chris Johnson – Stem Cell Therapy is Changing Professional Sports

Chris Johnson, Running Back for the Arizona Cardinals

Chris Johnson , Running Back for the Arizona Cardinals

At 28 years old, Chris Johnson had five 1,000 yard rushing seasons and one 2,000 yarder, but the veteran running back tore the meniscus in his left knee in Week 3 of the 2013 season. Despite his injury, Johnson played through the season without missing a single game which resulted in him causing additional damages to his knee joint. To repair his damaged knee, Johnson traveled to Florida to receive an injection of stem cells into his knee joint after an arthroscopic procedure to repair his meniscus. Instead of the usual four-to-six-week recovery time from the procedure, Johnson stayed off the practice field for the rest of the offseason, giving the stem-cell treatment maximum time to work. In 2014, Johnson agreed to a three-year contract worth $9 million per year with the New York Jets. Johnson finished the season with 153 carries for 663 yards and one touchdown.

Institute of Regenerative Medicine – July 12, 2016 9:52 pm