Packers icon Starr undergoes stem cell treatment to aid recovery

BY foxsports • June 17, 2015

Green Bay Packers legend Bart Starr was accepted into a clinical trial using stems cells and began treatments in recent days.

In a statement released through the Packers by Starr's family, it was explained that they "began to investigate numerous therapy options" following the 81-year-old's strokes.

"While we welcome everyone's interest and support of Bart's health, at this time, we'd like to allow him a chance to fully participate in the clinical trial and let the results, if any, speak for themselves," the statement read. "At an appropriate time in the future, our family looks forward to sharing the details of Bart's participation in this most important clinical exploration of what role stem cells may play in the treatment of stroke.

"Until then, we continue to thank you for all of your love and prayers. Your support has given us much strength over the past nine months. Bart joins me in sending our love and appreciation to all our special friends and fans. We are working hard toward the one goal he most cherishes: a return to Green Bay for a Packers game."

Starr suffered two strokes and a heart attack in September 2014.

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