Soccer injury? All you need is cheese

    No big stink: Former Fulham manager Felix Magath stands by his suggestion to use cheese to treat a football injury

    Story highlights

    • Felix Magath suggested Brede Hangeland use cheese to cure injury
    • He advised the defender use "an old technique of wrapping the knee with Quark."
    • Magath and Hangeland have both since left London club Fulham
    • American skier Lindsey Vonn also used cheese to cure a shin injury before Olympic success
    When it comes to curing soccer injuries all you need is cheese, according to coach Felix Magath.
    The former Fulham manager confirmed reports he suggested defender Brede Hangeland wrap cheese around his injured knee to help it heal.
    The method might be unconventional but Magath -- who was axed by the London club earlier this month -- doesn't know why it's caused such a big stink.
    "I mentioned that he could try using an old technique of wrapping the knee with Quark, which is used to decrease inflammation," Magath said on his Facebook page.
    The 61-year-old German added claims by the former Fulham captain Hangeland that he ignored conventional medical advice in favor of the cheese cure were incorrect.