3 sportsmen talk about Motor Neurone Disease.

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Van der Westhuizen became one of rugby's greatest scrum-halves in a 10-year Springboks career which began in 1993 and comprised 38 tries. In Rob Burrow: My Year With MND, Burrow says: “I’m still transitioning from not being diagnosed to finding out and coming to terms with having a disease where there’s no cure. He was simply magnificent during his time at Bradford and was a key figure in the resurgence of Bradford City as a football club.

Since I first met him and began representing him at the age of 17 he has dedicated himself to the sport and has had a successful career, whilst experiencing the highs and lows of the game. Notts County added, 'Our thoughts are with Stephen Darby, who has  been diagnosed with motor neurone disease. Burrow is one of a number of sportsmen recently diagnosed with motor neurone disease. I’m not giving in ‘til my last breath.”. ', For more information about MND, please visit www.mndassociation.org/about-mnd, Four other sportsmen who have also battled MND including a Scottish rugby legend and American boxer. In short, extensive analyses on large cohorts of footballers and professional sports athletes are urgently required to draw a definitive conclusion. And Stephen Warnock posted on Instagram: 'Heartbreaking news about my former teammate Stephen Darby who has been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. 'Everyone at Manchester City is behind Steph and Stephen at this time' they wrote on Twitter followed by a sky-blue love heart.

Three sportsmen with MND answer "What's the one thing..." Stephen Darby, Doddie Weir and Rob Burrow open up about the incurable condition. After Leeds reached Saturday’s Challenge Cup final against Salford at Wembley, the call was for the scrum-half - who won eight Super League titles, two Challenge Cups and three World Club Challenges with them – to lead them out. 'Life is so cruel, genuinely one of the nicest lads you could ever meet. MND has already claimed the lives of Tony Hopper (who died in October last year), Jimmy Johnstone, Don Revie and Willie Maddren. The apparent high rate of neurological illnesses found in footballers has spurred on the FIELD study (Football’s Influence on Lifelong Health and Dementia) which will compare the physical and mental health, including risk of neurodegenerative disease, of approximately 15,000 former professional footballers with the wider population.

Makes you worry tbh. Thread starter Therokerroar; Start date Feb 12, 2020; T. Therokerroar Central Defender. However, there have been no studies that show a direct link between pesticides and an increased risk of MND among football players, and other professional athletes are equally exposed to grass treated with pesticides. Aaron Mclean added: 'Sad news that my ex-teammate Stephen Darby has had to retire due to being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. Motor neurone disease (MND) is a uncommon condition that affects the brain and nerves. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. Bolton boss Phil Parkinson said: 'This is heartbreaking news for Stephen and his family and the thoughts of everybody at Bolton Wanderers Football Club are very much with him and Steph.

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