Jolly has opened up about the recent development…
Former Collingwood and Sydney ruckman Darren Jolly says he has been left shocked after scans revealed a tumour on his brain.
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Jolly visited a doctor after suffering a persistent headache for three days, with an MRI scan revealing a lump on his brain. The two-time premiership winner underwent surgery to remove the tumour last week.
“I knew the radiologist from footy days,” Jolly is quoted as saying by AAP.
“He said ‘listen, we need to go have an MRI straight away, there’s something there and we need to know what it is’.
“I had an MRI … he came to me and said `you need to go and see a specialist, you’ve got a lump on your brain’.
“The list of possible things that can go wrong (with surgery) was a bit of a worry .. loss of memory, death, paralysis, seizures.
“I’m only 33, that (death) was nowhere near the radar of things I had to worry about.
“It was very scary to hear all of that when it’s so sudden.”
He told Channel Nine’s A Current Affair that the news came as a total shock and was completely unrelated to any head knocks he had received whilst playing in the AFL.
Jolly retired from in 2013 following 237 games with Melbourne, Sydney and Collingwood.