Loading… Ryan Giggs underwent hair transplant after the “stress” of playing for Man United made him lose his locks. The Red Devils legend, 46, told how playing top-flight football for 24 years left him going bald. Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?Amazing Ceilings From All Around The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own Eyes8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniversePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body “You are under the spotlight and if you have a bad game you’re aware of the criticism. “Then it becomes a little bit more stressful. And stress is related to hair loss.” Dad-of-two Ryan first started using lasers, lotions and special shampoos to encourage hair growth after visiting a hair clinic in 2009. Following seven years of treatments, he felt the hairs on his head needed “a bit of a push” so he visited the MHR Clinic in Knutsford, Cheshire, and booked in for a procedure. One of the firm’s first customers, he was so impressed with the results he went on to buy a share in the company. He booked in for a follicle procedure which was done in December 2017. He said of his transplant: “It was straightforward and lasted more or less half a day. You can have a rest during it, if you want. “They numb the areas where you’re going to feel it but you can’t really feel anything. “The recovery period doesn’t take long. You’ve got, not scarring, but a few cuts in the back of your head. “There’s a bit of blood on your pillow for a couple of days and then that goes. That’s it. You go back to the consultant. They take a picture of the area the work was done every month and then you can see real progress. “At three or four months I was thinking, ‘Is that going to be it?’ but Craig, who I’ve known for a long time and trust, told me ‘No there’ll be more, even up to a year’. “It’s a little after a year when you see the final results.” Read Also: Frenedes’ £68m fee holding up Man United switch Ryan kept the operation under wraps and did not tell his team-mates. He said: “Back then people were judging you more than now. “I kept a low profile, staying in the house, wearing a cap if I went out. I told friends and family and their reactions were better than I expected. No-one took the Mick or had a joke. They were more inquisitive about what I’d had to do and when I’d get the final results “This is the first time my team-mates will be hearing about it.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 And it was old school pals who alerted him to his thinning top — after he celebrated scoring twice against arch-rivals Liverpool at Anfield. Wales boss Ryan explained how he first cut off his long curls to disguise his hair loss. He feared playing when it rained because above-pitch TV cameras would highlight the fact he was going thin on top. Speaking of the match in 2003, Ryan, then 29, said: “We’d won and I was buzzing. “I walked into the pub later and was expecting to hear ‘Well done’ from my mates and all I got was ‘Flippin’ heck, your barnet’s going’. “It was a bit of a shock. It was like, ‘cheers lads’. It was one of those.” Ryan, who played 963 times for United, said the comments made him begin to worry about losing his hair. Ryan, who played 963 times for United, said the comments by pals watching him play made him begin to worry about losing his hair He recalled the moment to staff at MHR Clinic in Knutsford, Cheshire, the hair transplant company he part-owns with former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan and hair restoration expert Craig Henton. He said: “I got a little bit paranoid, especially when I was going to be playing on TV or it was going to rain. “I was almost 30 then. At the end of my teens and in my early 20s I had really thick hair, long hair, curls. “That’s why I started to cut it a bit shorter. I felt the shorter it was, the thicker it looked. It had a big bearing, over the years, on my hair getting shorter and shorter.” Ryan reckons the pressure of top-level football, coupled with Sir Alex Ferguson’s “hairdryer treatment” when the team played under-par, may have accelerated his hair loss. He explained: “Football is stressful. You put yourself under pressure. You’re aware of the consequences if you lose a game or don’t play well.
Aaron Judge dented an advertisement with a scorching home run before making an unusual early exit, Jordan Montgomery pitched efficiently against a lineup missing its brightest young star and the New York Yankees beat the Atlanta Braves 9-6 Tuesday night.Atlanta scratched Ronald Acuña Jr. about 90 minutes before first pitch with a sore left wrist. The 2018 NL Rookie of the Year homered three times during a doubleheader Sunday against Philadelphia but was pulled early in a blowout loss Monday. It’s unclear when the injury occurred.Judge smashed his 113.1 mph homer off a sign above the home bullpen in right-center field, leaving his mark on a shot leading off the fifth. He entered the day tied with San Diego’s Fernando Tatis Jr. for the major league lead with eight home runs.Then his night came to a bizarre end.Yankees manager Aaron Boone sent Mike Tauchman to pinch-hit for Judge in the sixth inning with New York leading 8-3 — hardly a blowout. Judge didn’t appear to be injured and clapped as he watched Tauchman hit from the top rail of the dugout. But he later appeared to head to the clubhouse and didn’t return.No other Yankees’ starter was removed at that stage of the game, and there shouldn’t be much need to rest Judge with New York getting two days off this week.Luke Voit hit a three-run drive in the first inning off Braves starter Touki Toussaint (0-1), who turned in the second straight abysmal start for a rotation that’s reeling without injured ace Mike Soroka, lost for the season with a torn right Achilles tendon. Atlanta starters have a 5.57 ERA.Toussaint allowed six runs — five earned — in four innings a night after left-hander Sean Newcomb allowed eight runs in 1 1/3 innings against Philadelphia. Newcomb was demoted to the alternate site after Monday’s game.Judge’s home run came off 22-year-old right-hander Bryse Wilson, who was recalled from Atlanta’s alternate site to replace Newcomb. Wilson was under consideration to start Wednesday against the Yankees until Toussaint left the Braves in need of long relief.Montgomery (2-1) cruised through five innings before allowing a three-run homer to Marcell Ozuna in the sixth. He threw 78 pitches over six innings, allowing three runs, four hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Zack Britton pitched a perfect ninth inning for his sixth save.Mike Ford added a two-run double for New York in the third.Atlanta clawed back from an 8-0 deficit a night after scoring seven runs in the ninth inning of a 13-8 loss to the Phillies. Johan Camargo and Tyler Flowers each had RBI doubles Tuesday.LEATHER LACKINGNew York’s middle infielders had a rough night defensively. In the second inning, neither second baseman DJ LeMahieu or shortstop Gleyber Torres covered second on a potential double-play grounder to third baseman Gio Urshela.LeMahieu and Torres also appeared to have a miscommunication on a grounder up the middle in the seventh, allowing Atlanta’s fourth run to score, and Torres made an error that led to another run in the eighth.TRAINER’S ROOMBraves: Atlanta says Acuña is day to day, and at this stage, he’s not planning to join best friend and second baseman Ozzie Albies on the injured list. Albies has a sore right wrist.Yankees: OF/DH Giancarlo Stanton is expected to miss three to four weeks after being diagnosed with a grade 1 left hamstring strain, although manager Aaron Boone said the team was still evaluating the 2017 NL MVP and the timeline could be adjusted. … RHP Aroldis Chapman (COVID-19) threw about 25 pitches against live hitters at the alternate site. His time frame to rejoin the team remains unclear. … OF Clint Frazier was promoted from the alternate site, two days after INF Thairo Estrada was sent down. … Voit was hit in the left hand by a pitch in the fifth inning but remained in the game.UP NEXTRHP Masahiro Tanaka (0-0, 1.17) is slated to face the Braves after pitching five shutout innings against Tampa Bay in his previous outing. Atlanta’s plans are unclear after using Wilson on Tuesday.Image credits: AP Last Updated: 12th August, 2020 08:15 IST Judge Homers, Leaves Early In Yanks’ 9-6 Win Over Braves Aaron Judge dented an advertisement with a scorching home run before making an unusual early exit, Jordan Montgomery pitched efficiently against a lineup missing its brightest young star and the New York Yankees beat the Atlanta Braves 9-6 Tuesday night Written By LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 12th August, 2020 08:15 IST Associated Press Television News FOLLOW US