Long jumper Chris Kirk and Newcastle Falcons player Michael Tait have been testing out a revolutionary ice pack machine which helps heal muscle injuries.
The 'Game Ready' machine works by pumping ice through a pack which is then applied to the body.
Michael Tait has been using the machine for the last year and a half after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
Speaking at The Spire Washington Hospital, he said: “The machine is awesome. The tiniest bit of swelling, and it helps. The lads use it lots especially if they pick up a knock during a game.
"It is not just for serious injuries either, it can help with bruising after a match."
Chris Kirk, who was trying the machine for the first time said: "I can definitely see the benefits. It feels like contrast bathing where you go from hot to cold.
"Obviously you don't get wet though so I guess that is a bonus."
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