Arsenal’s Van Persie not only Premiership star to seek placenta treatment

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie isn't alone in trying a controversial placenta cure to speed his return from an ankle ligament injury.

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie isn't alone in trying a controversial placenta cure to speed his return from an ankle ligament injury.

The Daily Mail says three Manchester City players and two from Liverpool have already placed themselves in the care of radical physiotherapist Mariana Kovacevic.

Pablo Zabaleta, Vincent Kompany and Nigel de Jong have all taken their search for a remedy to her Belgrade home, and Liverpool midfielders Albert Riera and Yossi Benayoun are believed to have been there yesterday after suffering hamstring injuries against Birmingham a week last Monday.

Van Persie was last night thought to be undergoing the controversial procedure that involves massaging liquid from a horse's placenta into the affected area.