Bristol star suffered ‘probable stroke’ after recent Premiership match

Will Hurrell is currently receiving ongoing medical attention from specialists and the club’s medical staff after becoming unwell in early January.

The 30 year-old fell ill following the Gallagher Premiership clash versus Leicester Tigers and was admitted to Leicester Royal Infirmary on the evening of Saturday, January 5th.

Subsequent investigations throughout the past month now suggest that Hurrell suffered a probable stroke.

Hurrell said he is “feeling better” but is suffering from “severe headaches, memory loss and panic attacks” in a Facebook post on Thursday.

“Player safety is of paramount importance,” said Bears director of rugby Pat Lam in a statement.

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“We’ve been told by the specialists that Will’s case is an extremely unusual presentation, including the part of the brain that was affected.

“Given the rare nature of the event, we have been treating the situation with utmost caution to ensure the best outcomes for Will.

“We are aware there may be a long road of recovery ahead for Will. He has the full support of his team-mates, management and staff.”

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