Phoenix forward Mickael Pietrus is seeking an unconventional approaching to treat a nagging right knee injury.
Pietrus missed 12 games at the end of the season for the Suns and hasn’t played in Eurobasket or overseas opportunities.
Sporting News.com reported that Pietrus 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,” according to the Chinese site .
Pietrus said the treatment helped him alleviate his pain and soon would be ready to practice.
He would be a key addition for the Suns if he’s healthy. Pietrus averaged 7.4 points for the Suns after he came there in the Jason Richardson trade.
The Shaolin Temple has had its own hospital for more than 1,000 years and treated Shaquille O’Neal during his career.