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Jeremy Lin banned five games in Taiwanese league for blood treatment

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The P.LEAGUE+ (PLG) in Taiwan has given Jeremy Lin a five-game ban for a blood treatment that allegedly violated its anti-doping policy, Focus Taiwan reports.

The league clarified that, while Lin did not take any banned substances he did undergo an intravenous laser irradiation of blood that broke the rules of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). According to Bleacher Report, Lin had been advised by his current team, New Taipei Kings, to seek the treatment.

The team released a statement saying it did not intend for the treatment to be performing enhancing, Focus Taiwan reports. Instead, they hoped it would improve Lin’s injury recovery process. The player has been struggling with a foot injury throughout 2024.

According to Focus Taiwan, the medical team for the New Taipei Kings has apologized to Lin for their negligence. They say they will comply fully with league’s investigation.

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