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Former Packers QB Bart Starr took part in stem cell trial

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The family of Packers Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr says he is participating in a clinical trial using stem cells as a possible treatment for strokes.

Starr suffered two strokes and a mild heart attack last September. His family said Wednesday in a statement released by the Packers that Starr is participating in the trial.

The family says details will be shared in the future, and that Starr is working toward one goal -- a return to Green Bay for a Packers game.

The 81-year-old Starr returned to his home in Alabama last Friday after the first of two treatments. He played for the Packers from 1956 to 1971, leading the team to five NFL championships as well as the first two Super Bowls.

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