Weepu back training after stroke

13th Apr 2014, 10:24

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All clear: Piri Weepu

All clear: Piri Weepu

Piri Weepu has also resumed training with the Blues after making a full recovery from his minor stroke and minor heart surgery.


Piri Weepu has also resumed training with the Blues after making a full recovery from his minor stroke and minor heart surgery.

In consultation with his neurologist and cardiologist, the 30-year-old half-back has been cleared to rejoin the Blues and is expected to be available for selection when the Blues face the Waratahs at Eden Park on April 25.

Weepu suffered a minor stroke last month, the cause of which was related to a congenital cardiac disease where he had a small hole in his heart.

Weepu had surgery to close the hole just over a week ago and has since made a full recovery with no residual deficits from the earlier stroke.

Keven Mealamu, Patrick Tuipulotu, Peter Saili, Kane Barrett, Tom Donnelly, Jamison Gibson-Park and Jackson Willison will all return to full training this week and provided they come through unscathed they will be available for selection against the Hurricanes.