Huxley’s tumour shock

Brumbies fullback Julian Huxley has a brain tumour.

The tumour, at the top of his brain, was discovered during medical scans he underwent after being injured in the Brumbies’ win against the Reds. He was carried off the field in the second minute of the match.

Huxley issued a brief statement after telling his team-mates.

“It was a huge shock when the doctor told me I had a tumour,” the 28-year-old said. “It’s obviously been with me for some time and I’ve never felt any sort of illness.

“The challenge for me now is to get on with gathering the best advice from the specialists and neurosurgeons, dealing with it and recovering as quickly as I can.”

Huxley has apparently had the tumour for several years and it is benign. At the moment it is unclear when he will be able to play rugby again.