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Bristol Bears confirm Will Hurrell has suffered 'a probable stroke'

Will Hurrell is currently receiving ongoing medical attention from specialists and the club’s medical staff after becoming unwell in early January.

The 30 year-old fell ill following the Gallagher Premiership clash versus Leicester Tigers and was admitted to Leicester Royal Infirmary on the evening of Saturday, January 5th.

Subsequent investigations throughout the past month now suggest that Hurrell suffered a probable stroke.

Director of Rugby Pat Lam said: “We’ve been told by the specialists that Will’s case is an extremely unusual presentation, including the part of the brain that was affected.

“Given the rare nature of the event, we have been treating the situation with utmost caution to ensure the best outcomes for Will.

“Player safety is of paramount importance and we are aware that there may be a long road of recovery ahead for Will. He has the full support of his teammates, management and staff.”

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