Cancer

22 January 2007

Ruben Kruger hears about tumour today

Ruben Kruger, ex-Springbok flank and captain, will hear today if the tumour, which was removed from his brain, is malignant or not.

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Ruben Kruger, ex-Springbok flank and captain, will hear today if the tumour, which was removed from his brain, is malignant or not.

On Friday morning the 36-year-old Kruger had to undergo an emergency operation, lasting seven hours, to remove the tumour.

Dr Pieter Slabbert, the neurosurgeon, who performed the operation in the Pretoria East Hospital, said that he managed to remove about 90% of the tumour.

May be malignant
Slabbert said, “We suspect that it may be malignant, but I will only know on Monday (today), when the results are available.”

Ms Ronel Leydts, spokesperson for the hospital, said yesterday that Kruger was still in the special care unit of the hospital. “His pain levels are being controlled and things are going well.”

According to Leydts it has not yet been decided when he will be released.

Kruger, a member of the Springbok-team, which gained a World Cup-victory in 1995, was in the news in 2000, when a cancerous tumour was discovered on his brain and he sought the help of the “prophet” T.B. Joshua, a controversial faith healer from Nigeria.

Kruger’s wife Lize could not be reached for comment yesterday. Neldi Faure (Die Burger 22 January 2007) Meer oor Ruben Kruger en astrositoom

 

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