Interesting decision to make given Richmond are unlikely to make the finals
Matthew Richardson may go to Germany
Eliza Sewell, MX | May 08, 2009 04:05pm
INJURED Richmond veteran Matthew Richardson could fly to Germany for radical hamstring treatment in an effort to save his career.
Richardson?s season could be over after he injured his hamstring against Sydney on Saturday. He is expected to miss at least 10 weeks with the injury, with medical staff unable to guarantee a return this year.
Injury-plagued teammate Mark Coughlan made a successful comeback in Round 5 after a visit to a Munich doctor, who treated his hamstring with injections of calf blood and rooster combs.
The doctor also helped Geelong?s Max Rooke recover from a bad hamstring injury in 2007.
Richmond coach Terry Wallace said the club was looking into a trip to Germany for Richardson.
??We had fantastic success with that with Mark Coughlan, and really he hasn?t taken a backward step since he?s been over there,?? Wallace said.
??So we?ll investigate everything to try to get him back as quickly as possible, No 1, but probably more so just to make sure that he absolutely comes back at 100 per cent so it gives him every opportunity to make decisions on his future.
??Matthew really needs to be confident in his body before he?s making any of those decisions.
??The club, as they did with Cogs, will look at every opportunity that?s out there ? if Germany?s the way that we go, then that?s the way we go."
Wallace also defended the club doctors, who let Richardson return to the field after he was injured last week.
??We back in our people to make the decisions,?? he said.
He said it was too early to speculate about Richardson?s future at the club.