Joost Diagnosed With Muscle Disease

Former Springboks captain and 1995 World Cup winner Joost van der Westhuizen is being treated for a serious motor-neuron muscle disease, his publicist said on Thursday.

Bridget van Oerle said in a statement that former South Africa scrumhalf Van der Westhuizen began immediate treatment after being diagnosed by his doctor.

“Van der Westhuizen’s doctor, Dr. (Henry) Kelbrick, who is also a close family friend, noticed that Joost was having problems with his right arm and ran a series of tests,” Van Oerle said.

“Van der Westhuizen also consulted two neurologists … The symptoms are serious and vary from person to person.”

via Joost diagnosed with muscle disease – Times LIVE.

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..JOHANNESBURG AP -Former Springboks captain and 1995 World Cup winner Joost van der Westhuizen is being treated for a serious motor-neuron muscle disease his publicist said on Thursday..Bridget van Oerle said in a statement that former South Africa scrumhalf Van der Westhuizen began immediate treatment after being diagnosed by his doctor.. Van der Westhuizens doctor Doctor Henry Kelbrick who is also a close family friend noticed that Joost was having problems with his right arm and ran a series of tests Van Oerle said.. Van der Westhuizen also consulted two neurologists ... The symptoms are serious and vary from person to person..The 40-year-old Van der Westhuizen played 89 tests for South Africa from 1993-03 and was still his countrys joint-leading tryscorer with 38.

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