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Julian Huxley has Brain Tumour

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Uncategorized on 4 Mar 2008 at 06:43
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Australian rugby has been rocked by the news that Brumbies utility Julian Huxley has been diagnosed with a brain tumour, discovered during a scan after he was injured in a Super 14 game last weekend.

The 28-year-old was injured while making a tackle on the weekend, then started convulsing on the field. He was taken from the field on a stretcher and cleared of any spinal injuries, but MRI tests that were carried out have confirmed that he has a brain tumour.

Fox Sports’s Phil Lynch was present as the Brumbies made an official announcement.

He does have a brain tumour but it has been decided it is benign. It is at the top of his brain and will need surgery. He’s been referred to a neurosurgeon for further investigation and management but the doctors have determined he needs surgery sooner rather than later, which means that Julian Huxley’s immediate football career is very much in doubt.

Julian Huxley addressed his teammates at a team meeting this morning and they were all in shock at the news. I asked about Julian’s frame of mind and they said he was very strong about the whole thing, he had taken the news in and processed it and was very strong in telling his teammates.

Some of his teammates were extremely upset and they have all rallied around him, and said they will support him all the way even though he won’t be on the field. It has absolutely rocked the club and, of course, Huxley’s family.

Huxley released a brief statement earlier today.

“It was a huge shock when the doctor told me I had a tumour,” the 28-year-old said.“It’s obviously been with me for some time and I’ve never felt any sort of illness.”

It’s believed that Huxley has had the tumour for several years and it’s benign, according to Brumbies chief executive officer Andrew Fagan.


  • Dude this is not cool.

    Let’s hope everything goes smoothly.

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.03.08 06:50:47 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • yes when i saw him go down my gut reaction was epileptic fit. it definately wasn’t a spinal injury, but the stupid presenters kept making stupid assumptions that it was. a brain tumour does make sense. one question that needs to be asked is after spies and now huxley, shouldn’t we give all rugby players proper medical screenings, before someone dies on the field.

  • Comment 2, posted at 04.03.08 07:42:29 by try time Reply
    Super Rugby player
  • tt,

    “…shouldn’t we give all rugby players proper medical screenings, before someone dies on the field. ”

    Very good point, even check if a player had fully recover from an injury, IMO concussion in particular… :wink:

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.03.08 07:53:48 by Charlie Reply
    CharlieSuper Rugby player
  • TT – I must agree with you. Thought he was having a seizure. Didn’t know why they thought it was a back injury. I thought that maybe it was shock though.

    Wish him all the best – although the tumour is benign – it is still in a dangerous place and removing it is probably quite dangerous.

  • Comment 4, posted at 04.03.08 08:47:54 by Nessa Reply
    NessaCurrie Cup player
  • His future is in doubt?? :shock: No $h!t hey.
    Like KSA said, not cool and i wish the oke a safe operation and speedy recovery.

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.03.08 08:56:44 by provincejoulekkading Reply
    Clayton(PJLD)Team captain
  • I went cold when I read this. I also saw the incident and his “fit” and thought there was more to it than just a simple injury. The commentators were talking about how well the medical attention was, and the golf cart rode over the doctor’s foot. The doctor also proceeded to keep lifting him, and in the case of neck/spinal injury, that’s simply the last thing you do.

    But my thoughts are with him, I’ve always liked him as a player and it’s a really sad affair.

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.03.08 09:00:03 by hellbent Reply

    Under 21 player
  • HB – for sure. They went to all that trouble to strap him onto the cart and then the doctor is walking backwards holding his head? Not very clever.

  • Comment 7, posted at 04.03.08 09:02:50 by Nessa Reply

    NessaCurrie Cup player
  • also julian kept trying to sit up. that is why you strap the player in so he can’t injure himself.

  • Comment 8, posted at 04.03.08 09:35:56 by try time Reply

    Super Rugby player
  • Terrible news.

    All the best to him.

  • Comment 9, posted at 04.03.08 10:08:49 by Big Fish Reply
    Big FishAssistant coach
  • Here,here to all the comments above.
    Speedy recovery to young Huxley.

  • Comment 10, posted at 04.03.08 10:26:40 by Me2 Reply

    Me2 aka Mama SharkCurrie Cup player
  • That’s rough. Hope the op goes well & wish him a speedy recovery.

  • Comment 11, posted at 04.03.08 10:44:23 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovinAssistant coach
  • Shit – terrible news, this. Top player, hope he makes it back.

  • Comment 12, posted at 04.03.08 11:05:21 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach

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