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Bill Nelson: Lawmaker. Spaceman. Guinea pig.



Bill Nelson: Lawmaker. Spaceman. Guinea pig.

The Florida Democrat was walking with a limp yesterday and the Buzz asked what's up.

"I have had experimental ..."

Whoa, that doesn't sound good.

"I’m a guinea pig. I’ve been a runner all my life. I just ground the cartilage down over the years. So there’s a new process - and if it’s successful I’ll let you know because it’s actually a Florida company – and they take my blood and run it through a filtration system to get the good, healing parts of the blood out and inject it back in to the kneecap. We’ll find out of it works."

Nelson was describing a process akin to Regenokine injections, which pro athletes have turned to in recent years.

[Last modified: Friday, November 22, 2013 9:23pm]


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