Hull KR star Shaun Lunt on sepsis: ‘The pain was excruciating… I didn’t think I’d play again’
SHAUN LUNT is counting his blessings after surviving a potentially fatal illness.
The Hull KR hooker was ruled out of last season’s battle for survival on the field after initially being told he was suffering from meningitis.
Shaun Lunt has opened up to SunSport about his life-threatening battlePA:Press Association
However, it later became clear he had potentially fatal sepsis, with the blood poisoning brought on by an infected abscess on his spine.
He suspects he defied the worsening illness to travel to France and face Toulouse Olympique in September, even though he started showing symptoms of being seriously ill.
Lunt, 31, revealed: “I think I played my last game with the infection as I had a fever leading up to the Toulouse game. But I felt better, so I played there on the Saturday and came back on the Sunday, took the kids to school on Monday, went home and was shaking uncontrollably.
“That was it then. I felt a crack in my neck when I played Leeds, which is where everything must have come from but was told by a couple of places that it was a stiff neck.
The Hull KR hooker was ruled out of last season’s battle for survival on the field after initially being told he was suffering from meningitisGetty Images
It was later discovered he had potentially fatal sepsis, with the blood poisoning brought on by an infected abscess on his spineCRAIG BROUGH
“I played Halifax when I wasn’t feeling great, too. Then I went to Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield and they initially said I had meningitis because of the symptoms. I thought only young kids got meningitis. But I never actually had meningitis, the sepsis was giving out all the signs of it. Weirdly, when I went to hospital, for the first two days I felt great but that was the antibiotics and everything they were giving me.
“As I was coming off them, I remember waking up at 4am in excruciating pain — I thought I was done with rugby league. It was a really scary time. I didn’t realise I had it until one of the nurses told me when I was at home. We didn’t know what it was. My memory and everything is blurry, it was crazy. You can’t really explain it.”
Nhận định Malmo vs Genk, 03h00 ngày 30/11: Cúp Europa League
Wednesday November 28, 2018
Nhận định Malmo vs Genk, 03h00 ngày 30/11 Vòng bảng – Europa League. Nhận định Malmo vs Genk Cùng với bảng G, bảng I đang diễn ra hết sức căng thẳng và kịch tính, khi cả 4 đội đều còn cơ hội góp mặt tại vòng knock-out. Tất nhiên, với 7 điểm, Genk là cái
The post Nhận định Malmo vs Genk, 03h00 ngày 30/11: Cúp Europa League appeared first on w88.
FALSE ALARM Raymond Smith’s teeth fall out as he celebrates winning a set at World Darts Championship
Pat Nevin on racism: ‘It doesn’t matter if it’s one or 100, reaction has to be the same’
Friday December 14, 2018
PAT NEVIN believes zero tolerance is the only way to ultimately beat the racists infecting football stadiums. The forthright former Chelsea winger played almost 200 games for the Blues in the 1980s, when bigotry was part of terrace culture and foreign players a rarity. Chelsea legend Pat Nevin has called for his old club to
The post Pat Nevin on racism: ‘It doesn’t matter if it’s one or 100, reaction has to be the same’ appeared first on w88.
After treatment in hospital, plus another six weeks of antibiotics, Lunt is finally turning his thoughts to playing for Hull KR again.
Before then, though, wife Grace and children Noah and Jude can expect plenty of apologies.
Michael van Gerwen net worth – how much did PDC World Darts 2019 champion make from win over Michael Smith?
Wednesday January 02, 2019
MICHAEL van Gerwen is hoping for another huge pay day as he faces Michael Smith in the PDC World Darts Championship final. The Dutch legend can win a third title if he avoids a New Year’s Day upset tonight at Alexandra Palace. Watch the World Darts final live from Alexandra Palace Michael van Gerwen is
The post Michael van Gerwen net worth – how much did PDC World Darts 2019 champion make from win over Michael Smith? appeared first on w88.
LATEST RUGBY NEWS
England rugby star reveals he met new born girl while in prison for police chase
Jason Clark reveals role Sam Burgess played in his move to Warrington Wolves
Jake Trueman believes it is time for Castleford to stop being ‘nearly men’
Tui Lolohea hopes to inspire Leeds Rhinos charge before facing Britain’s Lions
Joey Lussick has new respect for TV show Ninja Warrior after Salford took it on
MERR THE MERRIER
Trent Merrin hopes to ‘tick off a few more boxes’ at Leeds Rhinos
Lunt said: “I’m finally feeling something like my old self. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I’m a different person to what I was. Now I’ve got a bit of energy back and I don’t mind being around people.
“I just wanted to shut the door and not be around anyone. My family had to deal with it. I’ve been apologising to my missus for all the times I was grumpy and really short with the kids. It was the toughest thing I’ve ever been through. It was so hard, especially for the others around me, they were the ones who were actually going through it.
“Now I go in to the club once a week to see the medical staff and the players but I may resume training after Christmas. I don’t know when I’ll be ready to play again. This isn’t like a normal injury where you get a timetable of recovery — but patience isn’t my strongest point!
“All rugby players do it and they just crack on, especially given the Qualifiers we were in at the time and I didn’t want to go through relegation again. I’ve learned my lesson: Stop playing through little injuries!”