Tiger Woods never received performance-enhancing drugs from Dr. Anthony Galea, the attorney for Galea’s former assistant said Tuesday.
In an email, Rod Personius, a lawyer for Mary Anne Catalano, said, 'I tell you categorically that Tiger did not receive either banned or performance-enhancing drugs when treating with Dr. Galea,' according to the report.
Galea pleaded guilty last week in U.S. District Court in Buffalo to bringing unapproved drugs, including human growth hormone, into the United States. He faces similar charges in Canada.
'The suggestion in the media through speculation that (Woods) did (receive PEDs from Galea), while perhaps understandable given the vagueness of the currently available information, is both irresponsible and grossly unfair,' Personius said, according to the Daily News.
In 2009, after left knee surgery, Woods had Galea perform platelet-rich plasma therapy, whereby the Canadian doctor would take blood from Woods and separate the platelets from the red blood cells with a centrifuge. The platelets then would be injected into the injured area.