ALLEN PARK, Mich. - Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas has been injured so often since becoming a NFL player that he purchased a hyperbaric chamber for his home.
Ive spent more money on this knee, Delmas said Tuesday following practice. If you walk into my house, youll think I have a whole hospital in that bad boy.
Delmas, entering his fifth season, said he paid 25,000 for the hyperbaric chamber, a sealed vessel with elevated oxygen levels to promote healing.
Some nights, he sleeps in it.
I go in there when Im exhausted, right after practice, Delmas said. If I get in there before 8 oclock, I stay in there for two hours. If I get in any time after eight, nine-ish, I stay in there the rest of the night.
He also owns an ice machine not a lot of people have that, Delmas bragged - along with other medical devices for his home.
This is the price he pays to try to get on the field as often as possible despite chronic knee problems.
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