Angel di Maria now joins the ranks of professional athletes who turned to stem cell treatments for healing from injury or performance enhancement. This long list includes such notables as Peyton Manning, Bartolo Colon, Jarvis Green, Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum, Tiger Woods (if you believe the rumors) and many more.
Angel Di Maria to undergo stem cell treatment to play the 2014 World Cup final
by Tom Conn | Posted on Monday, July 7th, 2014
Argentine international winger, Angel Di Maria suffered a torn right hamstring in Friday’s 1-0 win over Belgium and despite being ruled out of action for the remainder of the tournament, Di Maria Is undergoing stem-cell treatment in hopes of making the 2014 World Cup final next weekend.
According to Spanish sports daily, AS, Di Maria is so determined to join his teammates, should they reach the World Cup final, that he has decided to undergo stem cell treatment, similar to that used by Diego Costa ahead of the Champions League final, in order to fight for football’s grandest prize.
The medical procedure is used to regenerate damaged cells using the patient’s own healthy cells, with the primary object being to reduce inflammation and repair the torn muscle tissue.
In addition to the treatment, Di Maria will also undergo the standard treatment for this injury; ice, kinesiology, electro pulse stimulation and some rehabilitation exercises in the swimming pool.