Richard Ferguson

Beast’s heart being treated

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 28 Feb 2012 at 07:16
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Sharks prop Tendai Mtawarira has been admitted to a private hospital in Cape Town, allegedly suffering from heart palpitations. Tendai is already out of action with an injured ankle, for around three to four months.

With Beast currently not partaking in any rugby, it was a good time to send him to Cape Town to receive treatment for this condition, as he has been suffering from this for some time now.

According to Sharks team doctor, Ewoudt van der Linde, the private hospital in Cape Town is the best in the country, and they will do a form of laser treatment on the big man’s heart.

We would like to wish Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira all the best in his recovery, and we hope to see him back on the field of play soon.


  • Oh no! Hope its not serious?! Get well soon, Beast, we need u!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 28.02.12 07:20:31 by Ice Reply
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  • Good luck Beast ! Get well soon

  • Comment 2, posted at 28.02.12 07:22:24 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Get well soon Beast.

  • Comment 3, posted at 28.02.12 07:23:26 by JarsonX Reply
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  • He is being treated by the best in S.A. Get well soon Beast, both heart and ankle!! I miss yelling at the TV ‘Beeaasst!

  • Comment 4, posted at 28.02.12 07:26:32 by Die Kriek Reply

  • Get well soon big guy.

  • Comment 5, posted at 28.02.12 07:31:20 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Strongs, Beast…. get well soon mate!

  • Comment 6, posted at 28.02.12 07:32:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • One of my fav players on and off the field..come on big guy we need u back..

  • Comment 7, posted at 28.02.12 07:44:36 by shaniboi Reply

  • some important quotes from the doctor here that give me a lot of comfort…

    “There is a family history and the condition is hereditary. But it is not so serious. It’s nothing new and has happened many times in matches before. Beast is used to it already. This is not the first and also not the last time it will happen”

  • Comment 8, posted at 28.02.12 07:44:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • Get well soon Beast!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 9, posted at 28.02.12 07:46:26 by SharksRTB Reply

  • I don’t think there is anyone in the country for who this is not a concern.

    Here’s hoping the treatment works and all goes well further forward.

  • Comment 10, posted at 28.02.12 08:01:01 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 10) : I’m out of the country… maybe that’s why I’m not too worried 🙂

    Doesn’t sound like his career is in jeopardy.

  • Comment 11, posted at 28.02.12 08:09:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • Get well soon Beast – miss that grin of yours on the field!!!

  • Comment 12, posted at 28.02.12 08:11:41 by Caratacus Reply

  • All the best Beast to a speedy recovery.

    Its a manageable condition and does not sound serious at all.
    I suffered from similiar heart palpitations a couple of years back and would flare up whilst in training.

  • Comment 13, posted at 28.02.12 08:24:14 by csb Reply

  • 😈 Rest well! 😎

  • Comment 14, posted at 28.02.12 08:27:26 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Sounds like a procedure I had about 10 years ago. They trigger the palpitations, then send a narrow catheter thing up a vein in your leg into your heart and laser the faulty nerves that are triggering the palpitations. Its quite a long procedure but only requires one night in hospital and a few days rest thereafter for the incisions in your leg to heal.

  • Comment 15, posted at 28.02.12 09:36:43 by juz Reply

  • @juz (Comment 15) : thanks for the clarification, juz… any lasting complications?

  • Comment 16, posted at 28.02.12 09:46:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • Get well soon big guy!

  • Comment 17, posted at 28.02.12 10:14:28 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Anyone know what condition it is?

    My familiy (apparently) has a history of high levels of homocysteine.

    My theory being, I don’t have it until I go to the doctor and he tells me I do :mrgreen:

  • Comment 18, posted at 28.02.12 11:18:40 by hendrikp Reply

  • @juz (Comment 15) :

    Sounds freaking scary.

    Hope the Beast comes through okay!

  • Comment 19, posted at 28.02.12 11:20:58 by hendrikp Reply

  • @hendrikp (Comment 18) :

    You should have it checked out ..homocysteine levels are now also considered very important to check ,like blood sugar and Cholesterol.

    Can be checked at some pharmacies if im not mistaken ..or GP.

  • Comment 20, posted at 28.02.12 11:26:19 by csb Reply

  • @csb (Comment 20) :

    Haven’t been to the doctor for over a decade now 😆 Maybe time hey!

    Oh, and I’m shit scared of needles. Like how some people are with spiders… I could never be a druggie 😆

  • Comment 21, posted at 28.02.12 11:31:00 by hendrikp Reply

  • @hendrikp (Comment 21) :

    Perhaps its time ..u gonna have to go sometime. 😛

    I hear you about the needles though …I’m a keen blood doner and its always on my mind a few days before I go.

  • Comment 22, posted at 28.02.12 11:49:52 by csb Reply


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