Former France International midfielder Samir Nasri has been hit with a six-month suspension from football by UEFA following intravenous treatment he received in 2016.
As reported by the Daily Telegraph and the Press Association, Nasri used a drip to consume 500 milliliters of hydration.
The substance, according to the report, contained “sterile water” and “micronutrient components.”
It’s added that Nasri received the treatment on Boxing Day in 2016 at a private clinic known as Drip Doctors.
The World Anti-Doping Agency only allow 50 milliliters of infusion to be taken per six hours.
Sevilla, where Nasri was on loan from City at the time of the treatment, sought an exemption for the player in 2017, although that was thrown out by UEFA.
An appeal from the Frenchman was also turned down by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
culled from bleacher report