Jonny May lost 6KG and the doctor thought he 'might be dying' - Ruck

Jonny May lost 6KG and the doctor thought he ‘might be dying’

England winger Jonny May has opened up about his ordeal during England’s summer tour of Australia.

He was forced to remain in isolation for seven days after contracting the virus.

“I was pretty sick,” revealed May to the Mail Online.

“I started getting a bit hot. My jet lag protocol went out the window. I fell asleep at 6pm and didn’t wake up till 2.30pm the next day, with the doc banging my door down because he thought I might be dying.

“I lost 6kg and was pretty ill. The thing that was really weird was the knee I had just come back from swelled up like a balloon, got really red and hot. I couldn’t see anyone so I was texting the physios from my room, saying, ‘My knee’s a bit sore and they were like, ‘Yeah, yeah, it’ll be fine, it is stiff from the flight’.

“But whatever day I got out, they said, ‘Let’s just go for a little run’. I could barely run, my knee was that sore.”


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