Terrell Owens is hoping to return to the NFL after he had surgery earlier in the summer to repair a torn ACL. Generally, an injury like that would keep you out an entire season but T.O., despite his age (35), has always kept himself in great shape and returned from injury quicker than expected.
He previously said he wanted to return by the first month of the season but, for now, he's still working on rehabbing his knee and he's doing that in Korea. The Korea Times reports that Owens is visiting the Chaum Anti-Aging Center in Korea and will be undergoing some sort of stem cell therapy.
The wide receiver, now a free agent, will also have stem cells collected as part of the treatment, Lee Jung-no, doctor and president of the Chaum Anti-Aging center, said in a phone interview Monday.
"Mr. Owens starts with therapy Monday followed by the collecting and storing of his stem cells the next day," Lee said.
Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning went to Europe for stem cell therapy earlier this year as well. The doctor quotes in the Korea Times story even notes they want more stars to come there.
Owens says he wants to continue to play in the NFL. He's ancient in NFL terms, and his production is declining, but given the right situation he can still be productive. That said, I don't know if any team will be motivated to take a chance on an older receiver coming off an ACL tear with a diva personality.
(H/T Pro Football Talk)