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LaRon Landry Ahead of Schedule Thanks to Stem Cell Treatment

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Nov 27, 2011; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Redskins strong safety LaRon Landry (30) hits Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (15) after Baldwin makes a catch during the 2nd half at CenturyLink Field. Washington defeated Seattle 23-17. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE

Stem cell research may have had some controversy to go along with it, but stem cell treatment has benefited one New York Jets player.

LaRon Landry has been away from the team for a while, missing the voluntary workouts. The reason? He received stem cell treatment and “Platelet-Rich Plasma” treatment on his injured Achilles/Heel that ended the 2011 season for LaRon.

Landry said he had the initial “AmnioMatrix” stem-cell treatment in February, but did not need the second and third rounds. He returned to Arizona for a follow-up visit and also to receive the PRP therapy.

LaRon left the facility for Arizona prior to OTAs, after spending the first few weeks of the offseason program here in NJ with the team. Coach Ryan and the team were nervous about Landry doing all of this work independently, but are excited that he is actually ahead of schedule with his recovery.

“That was my choice and decision to go back so they could finish, complete whatever I had to do rehab-wise and strength and conditioning,” Landry said. “I felt real comfortable going back and doing so, and I had no doubt that I would come back and I’d be ready, I’d be ahead of the game.”

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