Garry Schofield’s operation has been a success and he is now ready to recover.
The former Leeds and Hull FC great went into hospital yesterday to have his left eye removed after suffering a detached retina which has failed to heal.
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 told the Yorkshire Evening Post previously.
“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.”
However, the good news is that Schofield can hopefully put this ordeal behind him as he begins his rehabilitation.
Garry Schofield had his op' yesterday. He's been in touch to say it was a success + he's now on the road to recovery. He thanks everyone for their support. https://t.co/RDO3wAp3HW
— Peter Smith (@PeterSmithYEP) September 30, 2021