Fruean to have heart surgery
- 30 Jun 2013
Robbie Fruean will miss the rest of the Crusaders' Super Rugby campaign as he is set to undergo heart surgery.
The 24-year-old centre requires a further valve replacement as a result of rheumatic fever he suffered as a 20-year-old.
His cardiac function has been slowly deteriorating over the past six months and his specialist has recommended further surgery at this point.
'Robbie has been closely monitored over the past few months and in conjunction with his specialist team the decision has been made to withdraw him from the remainder of the season and to have surgery,' Crusaders doctor Deb Robinson said. 'While Robbie is facing major surgery he is otherwise fit and healthy which should stand him in good stead for his recovery.'
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