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Sam Burgess multiple sclerosis horror diagnosis

Sam Burgess has opened up about his horrific scare with multiple sclerosis on SAS Australia.

Burgess, whilst talking with AFL star Heath Shaw, revealed he had once been diagnosed with MS after complaining of headaches.

“About three years ago, I was getting bad headaches,” he told Shaw.

“I was back on the training field, the doctor comes up, physio comes running on and was like, ‘doctor said mate, you’ve been diagnosed with MS from the head scan’.

“I go ‘f**k, what the f**k does that mean?’ and he goes ‘oh, you gotta get off the field now’.”

Burgess was actually clear of the degenerative disease, but there is a chance he could develop the problem later in life, due to potential brain damage from playing rugby league.

“For me it was an eye opener that the brain is a complex with contact sport and a lot of research that’s coming out that there’s obviously risks, it was something that I took very seriously,” he added.

“I have to get more brain scans every six months and check to see if it’s degenerating or getting worse or improving.”

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