Kemba Walker received a massive blow this year. The Boston Celtics point guard had sustained an injury in his left knee which deemed him unavailable throughout January next year. As he recovers, Walker reveals that stem cells have been positively helping him get better.
Stem cell injection calmed my knee down a lot: Kemba Walker is patient about his recovery
Kemba Walker had injured his left knee during a workout session last season and was having troubles back in February and even during the resumption of the 2020 NBA season, the 30-year-old was having issues playing in the Eastern Conference Finals against Miami Heat. Walker’s numbers were dropping as it was getting tougher and tougher for him to maintain form.
After Celtics lost the conference finals, Walker was ruled out of any activity and was put under a 12-week knee strengthening programme after receiving a stem cell injection, which would put him out of action until January 2021, missing the start of the upcoming NBA season as well.
However, the Celtics stalwart is on no rush to becoming his best self before heading back to the court.
“There’s no rush. There’s no rush on my end,” Walker said in an interview on Wednesday, “I’m coming back when I need to come back and when I’m feeling good to play. So that’s it.”
“This is, I haven’t really been a guy who has been hurt over the course of my career. So this sucks, but I also love the game of basketball and I want to play at a high level in front of the fans who come to watch this game.”
Nonetheless, Walker says the stem cell treatment has been noticeably helping in his recovery.
“It’s definitely calmed my knee down a lot,” Walker went on, “Feeling really good right now. Just taking my time, trying to continue to feel good, get stronger.”
Kemba Walker averaged 19.6 points and 5.1 assists per game in the last postseason, both figures much lower than his earlier seasons as his play was impacted due to his knee issue. Needless to say, the player wants full recovery before returning to action.
“I want to be at my best. The last time in the playoffs, I wasn’t at my best, and that sucked. I don’t want to be that way no more,” added Walker.