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Redskins S LaRon Landry Chose Stem-Cell Treatment Over Surgery

Grant Paulsen of CBS Washington reports that Redskins S LaRon Landry has decided to pay for platelet rich plasma and stem-cell treatments rather than undergo surgery to repair his Achilles tendon.

Landry is decided to go against doctor recommendations because he feels that the surgery would be “brutal” and could impact the amount of recovery time that he’ll need as well as a possible loss of motion and strength in his foot.

It’s brutal,” Landry said. “It’s like a roller coaster. A major surgery is quite hard. You’re changing the structure of your body and trying to correct it. Recovery time is crucial, rehab is crucial and you sometimes lose range-of-motion and lose strength. The strength will eventually come, but as far as range of motion — you might not get the same thing that you had before. I don’t want that.”

Landry said that he loves being in Washington and hopes that he can finish out the remainder of his career there but there’s no guarantee that the Redskins will be willing to re-sign him after he choose to go against the recommendations of their doctors.