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Freiburg player once woke team doc to ask about Viagra use

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"I think we took too much!" (Getty)

Navigating football's strict anti-doping laws can be difficult for players. Man City's Kolo Toure was given a six-month ban for taking his wife's diet pills. So checking and double checking with club medical staff before ingesting any kind of medicine is probably a good idea. Even if it's 3 a.m. and you're calling to ask if you can take Viagra.

According to Andreas Aust, the team doctor for Bundesliga side SC Freiburg, a player once woke him in the middle of the night just to be sure he wouldn't get in trouble for giving himself a boost.

From Bild:

Andreas Aust told Kicker: "Once a player called around 3 o' clock at night and asked, 'Doc, can I take Viagra?'"

Of course, the doctor is bound to secrecy as to which player it is. The only certainty is that he did leave the person concerned hanging: because the enhancer only improves performance in bed, for sport, there was no problem.

Unless the effects of the Viagra last more than six hours, making the player late for a match. Which, actually sounds like something that would happen to Mario Balotelli.

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