[OFF THE POST] Everton striker Louis Saha has worked his way back on the French national team after a four-year absence, and he revealed the secret to his return to fitness: leeches.
The often-injured France international turned to leeches to cure the knee problems that have ailed him after visiting relatives in Guadeloupe and discovering the leeches, whose sucking acts as an anti-inflammatory, helped his knees.
"I went to visit my grandparents in Guadeloupe and I put leeches on my swollen knees," he told the Sun. "Since then, I've had a knee that is not quite right but given what happened to my ligaments I have to accept it. It swells up less and I feel fine now."