Nick Fozzard brain scan results following rugby league career

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Nick Fozzard brain scan results following rugby league career

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FORMER Warrington Wolves prop Nick Fozzard has shared the bad news he received from brain specialists last week.

The strong-running front rower, who featured for The Wire in the 2002 and 2003 Super League seasons, never shirked a direct carry in a long career in the toughest position on the park.

Fozzard, who is now 45, also played for Leeds Rhinos, Huddersfield Giants, St Helens, Hull KR, Castleford Tigers and Dewsbury Rams before retiring in 2012.

But that appears to have come at some cost and yesterday the Yorkshireman twice tweeted on his condition.

His first tweet read: “Hi All. Just had a bit of bad news this last week. I’m ok so please don’t worry but thought I’d share this.

“One thing to remember- if rugby league wasn’t the most brutal team sport on earth - I wouldn’t have played it.

“What a life I had in rugby league.”

Fozzard, well known as a character within the game and popular with players and fans alike, then sent a follow up tweet later in the day.



Hi All

Just had a bit of bad news this last week
I’m ok so please don’t worry but thought I’d share this
One thing to remember- if rugby league wasn’t the most brutal team sport on earth - I wouldn’t have played it
What a life I had in rugby league ❤️
https://t.co/FaFssao019

— Nick Fozzard (@Fozzythebear1) January 15, 2023
“I hate cryptic texts like the one I posted earlier," said Fozzard, who played 55 games over two seasons as he relaunched his career with The Wire.

“Brain scan results back. My scan results are one of the worst the brain specialists have seen.

“Not surprising having playing rugby league front row professionally against men from age 14 – 34.

“But I’m ok,” he posted.

"I hate cryptic texts like the one I posted earlier
brain scan results back -
My scan results are one of the worst the brain specialists have seen -
Not surprising having playing rugby league front row professionally against men from age 14!!!! - 34
But I’m ok 🤪😩❤️😂

— Nick Fozzard (@Fozzythebear1) January 15, 2023

Fozzard, who earned one Great Britain cap, had a very distinctive running style.

He would gamely hit the ball up hard with a very upright running style – often repelling bigger opponents to win the collision.

https://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/ne ... rain-scan/
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If I were Fozzard I would be more worried about my elbow!

Seriously though, I hope this doesn't affect his standard of life too much now his playing days are over.
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doc wrote: Wed Jan 18, 2023 10:55 am If I were Fozzard I would be more worried about my elbow!

Seriously though, I hope this doesn't affect his standard of life too much now his playing days are over.
yes, pretty sure that there isnt only Fozzard who has physical impairment of some form post playing days. I seem to recall Graham West looking like he was really struggling the time i've seen him post career.

The way players were just dished out pain killing injections in the 80s / 90s surely cant have done them any good, unless they were looked after by the club / RFL once their careers were over

again, hoping no long term damage to his standard of life / family life now his career is over. On a positive note, he doesnt seem to be blaming RL for it, but thanking RL for the time he spent playing
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It’s not just professional players who are suffering many amateurs are in the same boat.
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If anyone is into podcasts listened to a good one yesterday about MND. It’s the Life Scientific presented by Jim Alkalili ( not sure of spelling).
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