Report: Spurs player undergoing stem cell treatment to solve persistent injury 

Globo Esporte have revealed that Emerson Royal has now turned to stem cell treatment to fix an injury issue that has been bothering him since last season.

The outlet claims that the Tottenham man has been suffering from pain in his patellar tendon since picking up an injury a year ago.

While he has been able to train and play regularly, the injury has never been completely cured and the defender is now turning to an alternative solution.

The outlet says that the right-back is now suffering with pain ‘again’ and that tests have shown that the area has undergone calcification which is affecting the healing process.

Emerson Royal
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Emerson Royal is undergoing stem cell treatment

As a result, Emerson has had stem cells extracted from his bone marrow, with the material now being used to help his bones, muscles and cartilage regenerate fully.

The Tottenham man confessed to the publication that the treatment is already having a major impact and that he no longer feels the pain.

Emerson is quoted as saying about the injury: “I couldn’t take a step, I had no strength, it hurt a lot. A few days after (the treatment) I didn’t feel any more pain, then we did the second application to make the tendon stronger, but I didn’t feel any pain.”

Dr Luiz Felipe Carvalho, who is administering the treatment to the Tottenham man said about the procedure: “The effectiveness rate of the procedure is 100%.

“The patient’s own cells are used without any risk of rejection, and the cells are able to deflate, heal and regenerate the lesions in up to 70% less than the original timeframe. If a lesion has 30 days to heal, with the right technique we can heal it in up to ten days.”

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The fact that Emerson has been playing with pain for the last year will come as news to most Spurs fans. Supporters are sometimes quick to criticise players without understanding the circumstances behind their drop in form, with the same happening to Eric Dier and Son Heung-min last season.

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