New York Daily News—June 4, 2009
Putz's diagnosis came less than 24 hours after the Mets learned Jose Reyes tore a hamstring tendon in his right leg in an extended spring training game Wednesday.
Reyes' agent said the shortstop underwent a state-of-the-art procedure on Thursday. It involved drawing Reyes' own blood, separating the parts using a centrifuge, then re-injecting platelet-rich blood into the injured area. Professional athletes including Hines Ward and Takashi Saito have used the procedure, known as platelet-rich plasma therapy.
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