Bok physio gets her hands on Messi

We couldn’t resist this headline, from the most recent edition of the Sunday Times. Local physiotherapist Tanushree Pillay has hit career gold as far as we’re concerned: she’s joined international soccer club Paris Saint-Germain’s (PSG) medical team, and will be working with… or shall we say, ON… some of the world’s top players, including new signing Lionel Messi and Neymar. 🤩 Pillay worked as a physio in rugby for 15 years and was alongside the Boks when they brought home the World Cup trophy in 2019. Speaking to TimesLive ahead of her big move, she said: “It is these moments in the physiotherapy room that I cherish the most – when small gains were made, when an injury started to heal, when you can see that a previously injured player is now going to be available for the next game.” Good luck, Tanushree! 🙌🏽 Tell Lionel we say “hi”. 😝

This article appeared as part of The Wrap, 19 August 2021. Sign up to receive our weekly updates.