Terrell Owens, refusing to abandon his attempt to return to the NFL, has traveled to Korea for treatment on the anterior cruciate ligament he tore during the offseason.
“Mr. Owens starts with therapy Monday, followed by the collecting and storing of his stem cells the next day,” Dr. Lee Jung-no, president of the Chaum Anti-Aging center, told the Korea Times on Monday.
Owens, 37, visited the center at the recommendation of renowned specialist Dr. James Andrews.
“I very much welcome Mr. Owens’ visit to Korea, as such a big sports figure will help attract other world-class athletes,” Lee told the newspaper, in a very T.O.-like self-pitch.
Owens becomes the second big-name player to travel abroad for stem cell-related therapy after Colts QB Peyton Manning went to Europe for a procedure before his most recent neck surgery.
UPDATE: T.O. tweeted his thanks to the Korean people, writing Tuesday: “Korea was a succesful trip! Koreans r sum of the nicest ppl ever!! The hospitality shown on Korean Airlines was beyond 1st class!!”
– Marc Sessler