Report: Steve Breaston won't need Regenokine treatment on knee

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

After visiting with the Browns and Steelers -- and ultimately, not signing with either (yet) -- it was reported that free agent receiver Steve Breaston was considering going abroad for a Regenokine treatment to help heal his bum knee.

At the time, Breaston reportedly believed his knee was fine and that he could pass an NFL physical, but others apparently were pushing for the treatment. Now, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports that Breaston has been advised that he doesn't need the treatment after all.

So, presumably, Breaston won't be traveling to Germany for the treatment -- which, as I wrote last week occurs when “blood is taken from the patient, and its temperature is raised slightly. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge that makes serum. That orange serum, which is supposed to help with inflammation, is injected back into the patient during a five-day span.”

All of that is supposed to soothe a knee's inflammation, and other high-profile pro athletes (Alex Rodriguez, Kobe Bryant) have had success with this type of treament.

Breaston is coming off a 2012 season in which he recorded just seven catches in 10 games. That was a huge dropoff from 2011 when he caught 61 passes for 785 yards. Even with his knee problem, Breaston has garnered a decent amount of interest on the free agent market.

"I just want to have an opportunity to play and get on the field and get back to winning games and help contribute to that,” Breaston told the Pittsburgh Tribune Review last month. “I know I can still play football at a high level. I am just going to take advantage of the opportunity and take my time.”

Time that apparently won't be spent getting knee treatment overseas.

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