Huxley scan reveals tumour

Wallaby fullback Julian Huxley discovered he had a brain tumor after undergoing medical scans following a concussion in a weekend Super 14 match.


Huxley was cleared in preliminary scans after he was carried from the field after having convulsions following a head knock in the ACT Brumbies win over Queensland on Saturday night.

But a tumor, reported to be benign, was discovered in follow-up scans on Monday.

“It was a huge shock when the doctor told me I have a tumor,” Huxley said in a statement Tuesday. “It’s obviously been with me for some time and I’ve never felt any sort of illness.

“The challenge for me now is to get on with gathering the best advice from the specialists and neurosurgeons, dealing with it and recovering as quickly as I can.” It is unclear if or when Huxley will play rugby again.

He made his debut in Super rugby for the Brumbies in 2002 before moving to Queensland. He rejoined the Brumbies last season and also made his run-on debut for Australia, playing nine tests primarily at fullback in place of the injured Chris Latham in the domestic and Tri-Series matches.

Sapa-AP –

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