Yet I wanted to raise a hypothetical that I think is not far fetched given what I have been reading recently about severely injured athletes and their off-season trips to see "doctors" in Europe and Canada. Let me lay out a series of "supposes".
- Suppose someone took something on a sports league's banned substance list (i.e. a PED) during a period where they were not on a team's active roster and were dealing with a career-threatening injury or condition.
- Suppose that this PED represented the only realistic way to mend their bodies so that they could play again or sign another contract for employment.
- Suppose that without taking the banned substance, they might never heal to the point that they could continue their career.
- Suppose that after their period of PED usage, their body healed and they fully rehabilitated. When it came time to play, their systems were fully free of any banned substances.