Desperate Watson to inject cow blood to cure his hamstring

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Sydney, Sep 27 (UNI) Fragile Australian all-rounder Shane Watson's desperation to return to field is becoming more and more prominent as he hinted of even injecting cow blood to recuperate from his hamstring injury.

Watson, who was adjudged the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year in 2002, has been sidelined for at least a month with the latest hamstring injuries that he suffered prior to the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa.

Interestingly, the Queenslander had also missed the first leg of the Caribbean World Cup earlier this year due to the same inujury scare.

''I'd look at just about anything ... I've got to try something different, If someone told me to beat my head against a wall 100 times and it would fix me, I would try that,'' he said.

Watson, who made his debut in South Africa in 2002, has suffered series of injuries that made him warmed the bench most of the last season.

The 26-year-old, said that his decision to inject cow blood was inspired from Geelong AFL star Max Rooke.

Rooke who tore his hamstring badly in last June, rushed to Germany for getting treatment from Dr Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfarth, a world leader in the treatment of soft tissue injuries.

The German doctor, who is also credited with curing soccer star Michael Owen's hamstring problem in time before the Euro 2000 tournament, cured the AFL star'a injury by injecting his hamstrings with cells from the fetuses of calves after which he made a successful return to the playing arena.

''Our medical officers will hopefully try something different.

It will be exciting in a way to see how other medicines work,'' Watson told 'The Australian'.

Despite his brittle body coming under heavy criticism from cricket greats including former Oz skipper Ian Chappell, he insists that he will not give up bowling.

''No way, I love bowling too much,'' Watson said.

''That hasn't crossed my mind and it won't for a long time.

I'm still only 26 so I've still got a few years under my belt,'' he added.

UNI

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