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The Northern Territory news Mon 10 Jun 2013



The Northern Territory news Mon 10 Jun 2013

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24 NT NEWS. Monday, June 10, 2013. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 0 -J U N -2 0 1 3 P A G E : 2 4 C O L O R : C M Y K RUGBY LEAGUE ByNEIL CORDY Radical plan to make Origin II NSW doctor Nathan Gibbs is convinced the radical treatment called Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy will give Blues star Jarryd Hayne every chance of playing in Origin II. Gibbs, who is also the Sydney Swans doctor, has been using the process for several years on AFL players with great success. Last year Adam Goodes was in danger of missing the rest of the season when he severely damaged his quadriceps tendon in Round Six. His speedy recovery saw him miss just five matches and ultimately help the Swans win the premiership. We do a lot of PRP with the Swans, Gibbs said. Its very natural and im portantly its WADA approved. Fullback Haynes hamstring tear is a grade one injury and is far less serious than the damage to Goodes leg last year. The scan was described by Parramatta physiotherapist Vicki Locke as the best possible result for the Eels and NSW. Gibbs believes the PRP treatment will give Hayne the best chance of playing in the vital second match against Queensland in Brisbane in 16 days time. It definitely helps the recovery time for muscle tears, tendon injury, joint injury and soft tissue injuries, Gibbs said. Gibbs was one of the first Australian sports doctors to use PRP therapy. He described the process as simply enhancing the bodys natural healing processes. The platelets are responsible for repairing tissue, he said. They are the natural healing cells in the body so you are concentrating those and putting them directly into an injured area such as a torn muscle, a joint or a tendon. Hayne played a big part in NSW clinching Origin I 14-6 last week. The Blues are striving to stop the Maroons capturing an eighth-straight series victory. Gibbs is in his 28th year in sports medicine having spent the first 14 working for NRL club Souths before switching to the Swans. Gibbs was recruited to the Blues team this year by coach Laurie Daley. Hope for Hayne