Athletes Using PRP

Below is a comprehensive list of athletes who have used PRP (platelet rich plasma) treatments in some form or another during their career.  Check back soon for full athlete profile pages with much more detail about what injury they had to receive PRP therapy.

Here is the list of athletes broken down by sport.

 NFL Football Players Who Used PRP Therapy

Hines Ward
One of the best receivers the NFL has ever seen had PRP Treatment performed for his knee injury back in 2009. The All Pro wide receiver had the treatment done after suffering a sprained medial collateral ligament in the AFC Championship game. The PRP therapy helped Hines Ward recover and be ready to play in the Super Bowl that season.

  • Feb 2009 for a Knee Injury
ray-lewisRay Lewis
troy-polamalu-prpTroy Polamalu
Victor Cruz
A PRP (platelet rich plasma) injection in the left calf of Cruz was give to reduce the recovery time by 2-4 weeks. This was given after he consulted teammate Reuben Randle who had the injections earlier.

  • October 2015 for Left Calf
Matt Forte
In order to facilitate healing, Matt Forte made the decision to have PRP injections in his right knee. He stated he hates to watch games and wants back on the field and Platelet Rich Plasma injections gives him the best chance.

  • November 2015 for Right Knee
Brian Urlacher
LaRon Landry
Andre Johnson
Joseph Addai
Mario Williams
Chris Johnson
Sidney Rice
Rice took a backpacking vacation in Switzerland in the offseason and just happened to have Regenokine injection treatments in his knee. By the accounts of his coach it was amazing he missed no games.

  • July 2013 Knees
Chris Cooley
Peyton Hillis
Cleveland Browns coach had ruled out Hills for another week but after PRP treatments in his hamstring he was re-evaluate by the team and declared well enough to play.

  • November 2011 Hamstring
Prince Amukamara
The Giants Cornerback was treated with stem cells, for a slow healing broken metatarsal, after Super Bowl XLVI by a foot specialist in North Carolina.

  • February 2012 Metatarsal
Donald Jones
Andre Dixon

MLB Baseball Players Who Used PRP Therapy

Alex Rodriguez
David Ortiz
Strasburg has PRP to help his arm
Stephen Strasburg
  • September 2016
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament
Joey Votto  Votto stated he wants to be on the field and chose PRP treatments to reduce the down time related to his injury.

  • July 2014
  • Knees
Nelson Cruz
Ryan Howard
Mark Teixeirra
Takashi Saito
Cliff Lee
Mariners medical director Dr. Ed Khalfayan decided something needed to be done as Lee had his third abdominal strain in his career so he injected PRP into the area and had amazing results.

  • March 2010 Abdominal Strain
Jose Reyes
Masahiro Tanaka
Salazar of the Indians has PRP to treat his arm injury

Danny Salazar

  •  September 2016
  • Mild flexor strain in his right arm
Huston Street
Matt Kemp
Rafael Furcal
Bartolo Colon
Brett Anderson
Travis d’Arnaud
Michael Young
George Sherrill
Sherrill received PRP after he got frustrated that he had trouble throwing a baseball back to the mound the next day after pitching.

  • September 2011 – Elbow
Garrett Richards
Richards chose to have a PRP injection done instead of surgery on his right elbow during the 2016 MLB season.

  • May 2016 – Elbow
Mark Lowe
Conor Mullee
Ian Kinsler
Jesse Litsch
Kyle McClellan  Nagging elbow concerns required McClellan to seek alternative treatments and allowed PRP injections and had quick and lasting success.

  • April 2012 Right Elbow
Alexi Ogando
John Patterson
Chad Billingsley  Everyone in the Dodgers organization believed Billingsley was headed for Tommy John surgery and would miss the entire season until he opted for P{R injections and was ready to go the next Spring Training.

  • August 2013 Elbow
Alex Avila
Matt Wieters
Pedro Feliciano
Marco Scutaro
Jonny Venters
Evan Gattis
Willie Bloomquist
Marwin Gonzalez
Jose Contreras
Daisuke Matzuaka
Bobby Jenks
Andrew Heaney
Kris Medlen
Jesse Carlson
Brandon Banks
Colin Rea prp treatment for San Diego Padres

Colin Rea

aaron nola prp treatment

Aaron Nola

Zack Wheeler PRP Treatment

Zack Wheeler

Tyler Thornburg

 NBA Basketball Players Who Used PRP Therapy

steph curry knee celebrate back 2016 NBA playoffsSteph Curry
kobe-bryant-prp-summer-league-hoopsKobe Bryant
Dwayne Wade
Derrick Rose
Pau Gasol
Brandon Roy
Andre Iguodala
Deron Williams
Enes Kanter
Joakim Noah
Wesley Matthews
Metta World Peace
Nicolas Batum
Ben Gordon
Rashard Lewis
Danny Granger
Josh Howard
Andrew Bogut
Devin Harris
Andrei Kirlenko
Kenyon Martin
Greg Oden
Trevor Booker
Steve Blake
Andrew Bynum
Reggie Bullock
Nilola Petrovic
Andris Biedrins
Mickael Pietrus
Acie Law

PGA Golfers Who Used PRP Therapy

tiger-woods-prp-treatementTiger Woods
Retief Goosen

Other Athletes Who Used PRP Therapy

Cristiano Ronaldo
Rafael Nadal
Tyson Gay
Donovan Bailey
Maria Sharapova
Jean Pascal
Nicky Hayden
(Indy Racer)
Cat Zingano
(Female MMA)
Kaetlyn Osmond
(Canadian Figure Skater)
Pa Modou Kah
Johnathan Bernstein
Dara Torres

Do you have a list or names of other athletes that have used PRP Therapy / Treatment at some point in their career?  Contact us and let us know who and we will add them to the Athletes Using PRP list.