Suns’ Pietrus tries ancient Chinese secrets to get knee right


Mickael Pietrus missed the last dozen games of last season due to a knee injury then missed playing for the French national team this summer because he needed a surgery to clean up that knee.

But that may not have been enough, so Pietrus has turned to Eastern medicine. No, not like Boston east, I mean like China. Ancient medicine (that understands things our Western machines and drugs do not). That’s what the Sporting News reports.

Pietrus traveled to the Shaolin Temple in central China’s Henan Province, where he tried “several traditional Chinese medicine therapies, including acupuncture, massage and some unique remedies administered by Shaolin monks,” the Chinese site What’s In Xiamen reported.

When Pietrus can snatch the pebble from Master Kan’s hand, his knee will be ready.