Chambers out indefinitely with rare blood clotting disorder
Melbourne Storm centre, Will Chambers, has been ruled out of this Friday night's game against Wests Tigers at AAMI Park.by NRL
Melbourne Storm centre, Will Chambers, has been ruled out of this Friday night's game against Wests Tigers at AAMI Park.
Chambers, 24, has spent the past 48 hours in hospital after being diagnosed with the rare blood clotting disorder ITP (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia).
Chambers presented to the club's doctor on Monday with symptoms and was sent to hospital to receive treatment and undergo further tests.
Specialist doctors have cleared Will of any other significant health concerns.
At this stage he will be sidelined from football indefinitely as he recovers.
Chambers is undergoing treatment via medication to resolve the clotting and will be monitored for a safe return to football. At this stage the time frame for recovery is unknown.
Melbourne Storm GM Football Operations, Frank Ponissi, said the health and wellbeing of Chambers was of paramount concern to the club.
"The club's focus is for Will's welfare and health and we will continue to offer support to Will and his family," Ponissi said.
"It has been a difficult and very worrying past few days for Will, however he is very positive about his recovery."
As this is a non-football health matter, Will Chambers and Melbourne Storm request the media respect the privacy of Chambers and sensitivity of the matter.
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