Rugby

Former All Blacks doctor out of coma

2016-04-21 12:25
John Mayhew (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Former All Blacks doctor John Mayhew's condition has improved significantly since being admitted to hospital following a cardiac arrest.

According to the Stuff website, Mayhew's family issued a statement on Thursday updating his condition after he collapsed and was rushed to Auckland Hospital on Tuesday night where he was placed in an induced coma.

The family said he had "an excellent night" in hospital on Wednesday and was no longer in an induced coma and was "progressing well".

He had been talking with his family and was "very comfortable".

The family thanked well-wishers for their thoughts and support .

Mayhew spent 13 years as All Blacks doctor and stood on the sidelines for 131 Tests and more than 200 matches.

Mayhew became close friends with Jonah Lomu during his time with the All Blacks as the legendary winger struggled with kidney problems.

He was a source of great support to Lomu's family following his death last November and served as a pallbearer at the Eden Park memorial service.

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