Former Super League prop reveals potential brain injury

Former Super League forward Nick Fozzard has spoken out about his health scare on social media.

Fozzard – whose career spanned 20 years for seven different clubs – stated he had gone to see a neuropsychologist today for the first of three assessments with regards to symptoms of CTE.

CTE – or chronic traumatic encephalopathy – is a progressive brain condition that is mainly caused by repeated blows to the head and is particularly associated with contact sports.

Even though the 44-year-old could be looking at serious side effects down the line, he said he would do it all again in a heartbeat.

Fozzard won major honours – including the Challenge Cup Final and the World Club Challenge – in his time at St Helens after starting his career at Leeds and then moving to Huddersfield and Warrington.

A move to Hull KR, a return to Saints and then transfers to Castleford and Dewsbury saw the enforcer wrap up his career in his late 30s.

Recently, there has been a great debate surrounding head injuries in sport – not just rugby league – and Fozzard could well be suffering the after-effects of a colourful career in his later life.

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