Rugby

Lynagh to return to London

2012-05-22 11:51
Michael Lynagh (File)

Brisbane - Australian rugby legend Michael Lynagh said on Tuesday he had been cleared to fly back to his home in London following a shock stroke which severely damaged his eyesight.

The 48-year-old, a former Wallabies captain and Rugby World Cup winner regarded as one of the sport's all-time greats, was rushed to hospital with headaches and blurred vision last month while visiting Brisbane.

Tests revealed that he had suffered a rare and often fatal type of stroke caused by a blocked vertebral artery, which caused him to lose 45 percent of the vision in his left eye.

He announced on Twitter that doctors had given him the green light to return to Britain Tuesday, telling followers "I realise how lucky I have been".

"I have been given the all clear to fly home to London. I am hopeful that this will happen towards the end of next week," Lynagh tweeted.

Lynagh won 72 caps for Australia in the 1980s and 1990s as well as having a distinguished state career for Queensland.

He was part of Australia's Grand Slam-winning team during a tour of Britain and Ireland in 1984, and a key player in the country's 1991 World Cup win.

Lynagh captained Australia from 1993 to 1995 and held the world points scoring record when he retired with 911. He also held the world record for most conversions (140).

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