Absolutely awful news that Rob Burrow has been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. Amazing player and really nice guy, heartbreaking to watch his interview. Hope he and his family have all the help they can. So sad
I don't know enough about MND but I would imagine as a smaller player all those high shots may have contributed?
Separately to me trying to get an understanding of it, this is a time when all the RL family need to come together to support Rob and his family .
I want to throw this out to the Reds fans,what can we do as a club/supporters to help raise money and awareness for this?
They don't really know why MND happens. Scientists know that there seems to be a genetic component to it, and there's no evidence that blows to the head have anything to do with it. The synapses of the nerves that control motor functions slowly stop working, so speech, breathing, limb movement etc slowly stop working. A very upsetting condition for everyone.