Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith, who knows a lot about coming back from a devastating injury to achieve full health, has joined Houston-based iCRYO Cryotherapy as an equity partner.
Cryotherapy, also called cold therapy, utilizes low temperatures in medical rehabilitation therapy, and can be used to treat a variety of tissue injuries and promote overall wellness.
“I’ve seen the benefits of cryotherapy firsthand, both for myself and my teammates.”
“I’ve seen the benefits of cryotherapy firsthand, both for myself and my teammates,” Smith said in a release.
The former Notre Dame athlete suffered a devastating knee injury in 2015 during the Fiesta Bowl, damaging both his anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments in his left leg. A projected high first-round pick in the NFL draft, the injury caused Smith to fall to the second round, where the Dallas Cowboys took a chance that he could come back from the injury.
Smith took a year to recover, undergoing extensive therapy, and was able to take the field in his second year with the team. Last year, he completed a successful full season of competition. He has become one of the team’s most-popular players.
Smith said he’s excited to get into the business.
“I want to be an asset for the company as they set out to open new locations nationwide,” he said. “I’m eager to get started and help out in any way I can.”
According to the company’s website, a iCRYO center is opening soon in Frisco.
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