SEOUL (Daily News Wire) – Terrell Owens traveled to Korea for stem-cell therapy on his surgically-repaired knee, according to a report.
The Korea Times reported on Monday that Owens received treatment on the ACL he tore during the offseason.
The 37-year-old Owens, a free-agent who played for Cincinnati last season, underwent surgery in June and has said he would like to return to the NFL for his 16th season.
On Monday, he reportedly visited doctor Lee Jung-no, president of Chaum Anti-Aging Center, for the 2-day procedure.
According to the report, Owens visited the center at the recommendation of renowned specialist Dr. James Andrews.
"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 told the newspaper. "I very much welcome Mr. Owens' visit to Korea, as such a big sports figure will help attract other world-class athletes."
Owens is the second marquee player to recently have stem cell-related therapy. On Sunday, Fox reported that Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning went to Europe for a procedure prior to having neck surgery earlier this month.
Yesterday, Owens tweeted that the trip went well.
"Korea was a successful trip!," he wrote. "Koreans r sum of the nicest ppl ever!!"