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Terrell Owens in Korea for stem-cell therapy

Posted on: September 20, 2011 9:25 am
Edited on: September 21, 2011 9:18 am
Posted by Will Brinson

Terrell Owens football career has taken him to ... Korea. But he's not there playing in some bizarro CFL that you've never heard of -- the free-agent wideout is in Korea getting treatment on his surgically-repaired ACL.

Owens went under the knife for ACL surgery in late June and was expected to miss about six months. Since then, he's said he'll be back "before they expect," which may explain why he took Dr. James Andrews' advice and hopped a plane to Asia for stem-cell therapy.

"Mr. Owens starts with therapy Monday followed by the collecting and storing of his stem cells the next day," Lee Jung-no, doctor and president of the Chaum Anti-Aging Center, told the Korea Times.

And, yes, I thought it might be an Onion article at first, too, but it's not -- Owens is actually in Korea having this work done. (Or shopping his pilot to a television network/country that hasn't seen him act.)

"We do have our branch hospital in the United States, and Dr. Andrews advised Owens to contact it first, which then led him to visit our office here," Lee said.

Presumably, the doctors in America can physically perform all the same surgeries and regenerative processes that the doctors in Korea can. The only difference might be what's prohibited by medical associations.

It's similar to what happened with Peyton Manning, who reportedly flew to Europe for stem-cell surgery/therapy in order to try and get and back on the field before the 2011 season began.

Obviously it's difficult to even gauge how far along in the rehabilitation process Owens is at this point, but if he was due to return from ACL surgery in December, and he's pushing for stem-cell therapy in a different country in September, the logical guess is that he's struggling to recover as fast from injury as he used to.

And, given his recent comments about income while being pulled over for violating carpool lane laws in a 2003 VW Beetle, perhaps he's more desperate to get on the field than we could imagine.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: February 21, 2012 7:25 am

Terrell Owens in Korea for stem-cell therapy

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Posted on: December 31, 2011 7:53 pm

Terrell Owens in Korea for stem-cell therapy

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Posted on: December 24, 2011 9:48 pm

Terrell Owens in Korea for stem-cell therapy

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 1:48 pm

Terrell Owens in Korea for stem-cell therapy

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Since: Jun 2, 2009
Posted on: September 26, 2011 4:25 pm

Terrell Owens in Korea for stem-cell therapy

That's an interesting rant lloyd2695.  If there does happen to be life after death for us creatures lucky enough to hold a soul, I'll let accept that you told me so.  I hope you are right.

Also thanks for calling me the ignorant ass while assuming so many of my beliefs for me.

Since: Aug 17, 2008
Posted on: September 23, 2011 9:30 pm

Terrell Owens in Korea for stem-cell therapy

You people who are into Stem Cell research first have to take into consideration the societal impacts.
 It should only be used properly and until that can be ensured than we have no protection from the technology getting in the wrong hands.
The Bible was written by many people who witnessed things that really happened 2000 yrs ago. If you believe in the Big Bang than where
did the small dust cloud and very first particle come from? You can believe in the Big Bang and God or Ala or whatever God is your choice
but science can't explain feelings such as love, loyalty, kindness, and when you hear stories of people being dead for 5 minutes and how
they no longer felt any pain or sickness, they didn't want to come back to there bodies.  You decide but for me, not being afraid to die because
there is a better place after we die is a no brainer for me.  Nanotechnology will take over also when cells of material are looked at to the 1
billionth of a meter they take on different characteristics, novel properties where someday there will be no Chemotherapy, medicine will be
"programmed" to attack only certain cells, and disease like cancer cells, diabeties, and stem cells will be just another old discovery.
If you believe in Dinosours  than why on earth wouldn't you believe in a callaboration of many people that witnessed things 2000 years ago.
Did we not have a civil war cause that was 160 years ago? Come on, there is a spirit world and curing disease is wonderful, but in the wrong
hands, we don't want to know what ugly things can happen.  Safety first, 9/11 would never have happened if people like you ran our country.
We are a big world and God is real, what ever started the universe came from tiny material, now where do you suppose that came from?
If you are so gung ho then you should know, one day nothing, then the next tiny material that enables the Big Bang, I wonder who put and
enabled that material.  I'll take the light, you let me know how that darkness and heat feel as your soul is lost.  Too much evidence there is
a place your spirit lives on to not believe in your own God of choice, but make no mistake, maybe lost in translation, but the Bible is real,
telling of real events, who would make all that up? It was written over a long time by many people so use your science brain and don't be
an ignorant ass.     &

Since: Jun 2, 2009
Posted on: September 21, 2011 3:51 pm

Terrell Owens in Korea for stem-cell therapy

Stem Cells is the next step in human evolution.  You bible thumping church prude's will disagree, that I know.  It must suck being blinded by a book a Man wrote over 2000 years ago.  

Like it or not one day, (as long as we don't slaughter each other and our planet,) we will have found our Holy Grail.  But it won't be the cup Jesus drank from, it will be the ability to cure aging and disease.

Hats off to Terrell Owens for going where few have gone before. 

Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: September 21, 2011 12:39 pm

Terrell Owens in Korea for stem-cell therapy

I believe that it was President Bush that banned federal funding for Stem Cell research.  Our current president lifted that ban in 2009.  Get your facts right before you post stupid messages.

And yet the sources of stem cells are still severely limited thanks to reactionary freaks in congress that don't believe in evolution, dinosaurs, global warming, the moon landing, ort even math.  But they love witchcraft - weird.  The GOP is still battling tooth and nail to keep stem cell treatments illegal.  Why do you think everyone goes overseas for effective treatments now?

But why would the GOP hate stem cell science so much?  Besides the word science, it is because the treatments help people, there is nothing Republicans hate more than an insured American receiving effective mdeical treatment.  In fact I believe they call it "socialist" or a "death panel" or something equally absurd when effective, affordable treatment actually takes place.  Absolute undeniable fact.  Look at their actions, don't listen to their talk radio spin.

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: September 21, 2011 9:33 am

Terrell Owens in Korea for stem-cell therapy

Erkel, I mean TO, is a pathetic washed up has been, who is desperate to start getting some attention again. Sorry fella these therapies are iffy at best. Maybe in 20 years with proper research stem cell therapy will aid in cures, but as now its in its infacy and totally unproven.

Since: Aug 5, 2010
Posted on: September 21, 2011 12:31 am

Terrell Owens in Korea for stem-cell therapy

Its seems like he wants more publicity for his soon to be canceled Reality TV Show, lets be honest we are more in disbleif that during his carear he made all that $ now his one foot away from cutting our grass for a living! wow thats you you invest your $ wisely while its coming in and you wont have to cry on TV about your finances partner Cool

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