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Sea Eagles star Tom Trbojevic urged to use Fijian 'witch doctor' to recover from shoulder injury

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Sea Eagles superstar Tom Trbojevic urged to use Fijian ‘witch doctor’ remedy to wipe more than FOUR MONTHS off recovery from shoulder injury – and All Blacks stars including Sonny Bill Williams swear by it

  • Tom Trbojevic badly hurt his shoulder in Manly’s 22-20 loss against Parramatta
  • The shattered 25-year-old was then ruled out for year by club doctors this week
  • Will see gun fullback also miss State of Origin for NSW and the World Cup in UK 
  • Avid Manly fan encouraged ‘Turbo’ to fly to Fiji for treatment with witch doctor

NRL superstar Tom Trbojevic will be sidelined for the rest of the season due to a shoulder injury – but a Fijian diehard Sea Eagles fan insists he can wipe four months off the fullback’s recovery time with a bizarre remedy.

Manly and NSW Blues X-factor Trbojevic, 25, has been urged by Sydney-based Moshin Javed Nabi to fly to Fiji next month and see a witch doctor from a remote village whose ‘special herbal leaves have been blessed by God’.

And while plenty will be quick to dismiss the witch doctor call-to-arms, cross-code athlete Sonny Bill Williams and former All Blacks Waisake Naholo and Israel Dagg swear by the left-field treatment option.

The remote Fijian village the witch doctor calls home is located in Nadromai, in the Nadroga province of Viti Levu.

According to the Daily Telegraph, all Trbojevic would need to bring as payment are items such as bread, butter, kava, milk and cigarettes.

Manly and NSW Blues X-factor Tom Trbojevic has been urged by Sydney-based Moshin Javed Nabi to fly to Fiji next month and see a witch doctor from a remote village whose'special herbal leaves have been blessed by God'

Manly and NSW Blues X-factor Tom Trbojevic has been urged by Sydney-based Moshin Javed Nabi to fly to Fiji next month and see a witch doctor from a remote village whose ‘special herbal leaves have been blessed by God’

Cross-code athlete Sonny Bill Williams (pictured) and former All Blacks number 15 Israel Dagg swear by the left-field treatment option available in Fiji

Cross-code athlete Sonny Bill Williams (pictured) and former All Blacks number 15 Israel Dagg swear by the left-field treatment option available in Fiji

‘Please someone from Manly or Turbo contact me,’ Mr Nabi posted on Facebook. 

‘In my village in Fiji they have herbal leaves which will heal his injury in less than two weeks.’ 

Villagers Josateki Vakalagi and Isei Naiova are said to be the two siblings who claim God has given them ‘unique healing powers’.

Mr Nabi added ‘I am confident this (remedy) would work, 100 per cent’ and that it is ‘the juice of the leaves that makes the bones strong’.

Don Singe, Manly’s Head of Performance, confirmed Trbojevic will be staying put on Sydney’s northern beaches.

Trbojevic injured his shoulder in Manly's last start 22-20 defeat to Parramatta last Friday at CommBank Stadium - and was ruled out for the rest of the year earlier this week by club medical staff at the Sea Eagles

Trbojevic injured his shoulder in Manly’s last start 22-20 defeat to Parramatta last Friday at CommBank Stadium – and was ruled out for the rest of the year earlier this week by club medical staff at the Sea Eagles

‘We do not (go in for alternate medicines). Unless a method comes through the doctor or surgeon then it is not considered,’ Singe told Yahoo Sports Australia.

‘An athlete may ask us to investigate an area of interest, but generally it is a no.’

Trbojevic injured his shoulder in Manly’s last start 22-20 defeat to Parramatta last Friday at CommBank Stadium. 

The 2021 Dally M Medallist will miss the upcoming State of Origin series for NSW as well as the World Cup with Australia in the United Kingdom later this year.

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