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12th Aug 2015

New Zealand winger Waisake Naholo says broken leg healed in four days thanks to miracle treatment

Things that make you go hmm

Darragh Murphy

We need more traditional Fijian medicine in our lives.

Young All Blacks winger Waisake Naholo broke his fibula during his international debut last month which left his World Cup hopes in tatters.

But thanks to some traditional Fijian medical treatment from his uncle, the 24-year-old says he’s right as rain.

 “If you want to play in the Rugby World Cup, get on the plane and come here,” his uncle said.

“When I first touched his leg I could feel his bones were damaged.

“I later applied traditional leaves which were removed after four days and as we took the leaves off, I noticed the injury was gone.

“When I first touched his leg he was in pain but after four days he hardly felt any pain.”

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While that may sound implausible, Naholo was unsurprised that his uncle’s treatment worked for him and now he’s in with a chance of lining out for the All Blacks in next month’s World Cup.

“Growing up here in the village, this was nothing new. I have seen it happen to people and even rugby players who came here and were healed,” Naholo said.

“I believed in it as well and I think it will help in my recovery too.

“The movement of my leg is much stronger and after the first treatment, I am walking quite well compared to how I was when I got here.”

So there you have it. Put us down for four boxes of traditional Fijian medicine please.

H/t to FijiTimes

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