A former NFL player has an unusual method for curing a sprained ankle

Former Bengals and Patriots wide receiver Chad Johnson was speaking on Wednesday about his methods

BY Daniel Kelly 07:38 Thursday 11 February 2016, 7:38 11 Feb 2016

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Former NFL wide receiver Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson has revealed an unusual method he used to try and cure sprained ankles.

The 39-year-old's NFL career ended in 2012 and is currently in the final months of a two-year contract with the Montreal Alouettes in the CFL. Johnson was speaking on Wednesday to ESPN's "Mike and Mike" show when he revealed he used to soak his ankles in teammates warm urine to try and speed the recovery.

"You know what I would did for an ankle sprain?", Johnson asked one of the presenters. "I would collect warm urine from my teammates. Heat it up and put my ankle in it for 30 minutes."

Whether Johnson's remedy is medicinally proven, it certainly is an unusual method of trying to cure a sprained ankle. It is certainly a more drastic option that resting, icing and elevating the ankle which is usually recommended.

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