Samantha Lane is a sports writer with The Age's sports section. She joined The Sunday Age's sports team in 2005, where she specialised in the coverage of Australian Rules football, before joining the daily Age in 2007. She has a wealth of multi-media broadcasting experience since starting her journalism career in 2002 at www.afl.com.au. She is also a panellist on Network Ten's Before the Game. Samantha covered the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games, the 2008 Beijing Olympics and will be reporting extensively on the 2012 London Olympics.
Samantha Lane Needles, blood, athletes - the combination has repeatedly proved ruinous in elite sport, but in AFL legal injecting is a burgeoning business.
Samantha Lane A torn hamstring appears to have ruined Brent Guerra's season at the climax.
Samantha Lane Previously banned technique is now routinely employed to accelerate recovery.
Samantha Lane Brent Guerra is taking the extreme measure of injecting blood into his injured hamstring.