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Posted by: Anne | 2009/08/08

Kidney failure

I would like to know the likely outcome for a professional rugby player who has sustained a damaged kidney in a game, has a very low blood count. whether kidney or removed or not does this mean he will no longer be able to play??

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Anne

A person needs only one kidney. Even if the kidney is severely damaged, he should be 100% normal. Therefore, something else must be wrong if his "blood count" is very low.

His outcome will depend on a lot of factors and unfortunately, I do not have enough information to give you an informed opinion.

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