Garry Schofield has revealed that he could be taking legal action due to being blind behind one eye – if that problem is linked to his prolific rugby league career.
Schofield – now 56 – conducted a long interview with the Yorkshire Evening Post detailing his blindness for the past two years and the subsequent operation he will be having.
The playmaker spent nine years at Headingley as a player, becoming one of Leeds’ greatest-ever players after making a £155,000 move from Hull FC.
“It started – believe it or not – on Friday, December 13 in 2019,” Schofield revealed.
The next day, I got like a deep fog in my eye and about half an hour after that I got red bubbles in my eye and I went blind, I couldn’t see.”
Schofield has had a total of seven operations and three laser treatments, with the problem seemingly getting worse.
“I’ve also been having massive issues with eye pressure,” Schofield added.
Your eye pressure should be between five and 21.
“Unfortunately for me, I have had the highest eye pressure St James’s has ever known – my eye pressure has been up to 82.
“They’ve said to me I should be on the ground, with pain in my head.
“At times it wasn’t so bad, but at others it felt as though my eye wanted to pop out, my head was pounding and it felt like my head was going to explode.”
Schofield could be willing to take legal action if the problem is related to rugby.
“If it is, it will be put in the hands of my lawyers because it is a life-changing situation,” he said.