Matt Fortereceived a plasma injection Tuesday in hope of speeding up the healing process of his sprained right knee. The very next day he visited the house of a former teammate to try out another unconventional rehab method in order to return to the field to help the Chicago Bears salvage what a few weeks ago seemed like a guaranteed playoff berth.
Sung Kim, a doctor at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, told the Tribune that this kind of treatment particularly can be effective for muscle injuries.
Harris told the Tribune he bought the chamber during his second season in Chicago, and he would regularly use it, breathing its pure oxygen.
"I used to use it every night," Harris told the Tribune. "I feel like the body will heal itself in time. Because of our (limited) time, we have to rush the healing process."
The Tribune said that Forte could not be reached for comment Thursday for this story.