Dr. Anthony Galea, who is reportedly known for using platelet-rich plasma therapy, a technique that is designed to speed up injury recoveries, apparently attempted to have his assistant bring the unapproved drug Actovegin, which is extracted from calf's blood, and human growth hormones into the US from Canada, and this has somehow led to A-Rod being contacted by federal investigators regarding the matter.
The Yankees player said:
"I can't really get into that. I have to speak to those guys first. I've just got to wait for instructions. This is about someone else. I'm focused on baseball."
He also refused to answer whether or not he has been treated by Galea.
The Yankees also released a statement:
"The Yankees never authorized Dr. Tony Galea to treat Alex Rodriguez, nor do we have any knowledge of any such treatment. We will continue to monitor the situation."
This drug just sounds WEIRD to us, but we don't really know anything about these kinds of treatments.
Either way, people shouldn't be messing with stuff that hasn't been given the okay!! Who knows what kind of crazy side effects it could have??
What have you been taking, A-Rod?
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