Le'Veon Bell is taking full advantage of the advances we are seeing in modern treatments to treat his knee injury.
According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, the Pittsburgh Steelers' running back is rehabbing knee using a treatment called blood flow restriction (BFR). Bell, who tore his MCL midway through the 2015 season, chose the treatment because it helps heal and maintain muscles around a rehabbing knee.
Johnny Owens, the company's chief of human performance optimization, said that the treatment "helps get the leg back to the strength it needs to be". While Owens is unable to give specific information regarding his company's clients, Owens Recovery Science works with about 20 professional sports teams.
The Steelers say they are putting no timetable restrictions on Bell, who hopes to return for Week 1 of the 2016 regular season.
Images Courtesy of Keystone Press