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Van Persie seeks magic cure

17 Nov 2009 - 08:10:17

Injured Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has travelled to Serbia for radical treatment which involves being massaged with fluid from a human placenta.

Van Persie is facing six weeks on the sidelines after damaging ankle ligaments while playing for the Netherlands against Italy on Saturday.

Arsenal have already ruled their leading striker out until after Christmas, but have given him permission to travel to Belgrade for the unusual treatment.

Van Persie has made the trip following advice from former Feyenoord team-mates Danko Lazovic and Orlando Engelaar.

"I will fly to the Balkans to meet with a female doctor who helped Danko Lazovic," the hopeful striker told Dutch TV.

"She is vague about her methods but I know she massages you using fluid from a placenta.

"I am going to try. It cannot hurt and, if it helps, it helps. I have been in contact with Arsenal physiotherapists and they have let me do it."

The eight-goal striker will definitely miss the Gunners' Premier League showdown with Chelsea in two weeks' time.

Fellow frontman Nicklas Bendtner is also sidelined, which leaves just Eduardo Da Silva fit and available to face the league leaders.


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