Australian heavyweight provides important Frank Pritchard update

The Canterbury Bulldogs’ General Manager of Football, Phil ‘Gus’ Gould, has provided an important update on the condition of Frank Pritchard.

The former Hull FC and NRL forward, who was placed in an induced coma last week following complications with asthma after contracting COVID-19, is said to be ‘responding to treatment’ which is incredible news.

Gould tweeted: “Reports are that he is stable and responding to treatment. We are just giving the family some privacy at the moment.”

‘Frank the Tank’ made 26 appearances for the Black and Whites of Hull in 2016, scoring five tries, but his lasting impact could be felt around the MKM Stadium for years to come.

Rugby League Cares charity, which transcends through every level of the sport from junior to professional, previously sent out a powerful message to Pritchard.

On behalf of the UK Pacific Island Rugby League Group, RL Cares said:

“The UK Pacific Island RL Group would like to send its thoughts and best wishes to Frank Pritchard, who is staging a strong recovery after emerging from a coma with Covid-19. We’re all thinking of you and your family at this difficult time, keep fighting big man🖤“.

It’s a message that every rugby league fan would have wanted to send, so let’s hope Pritchard continues to improve and we will see his giant smile out of hospital once more.

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