Carl Rimmer: Exeter Chiefs grateful for well being after stroke forces retirement
Carl Rimmer: Exeter Chiefs prop ‘grateful to stroll away with well being’ after stroke
Carl Rimmer says he feels grateful to nonetheless be wholesome having been compelled to retire following a stroke.
The Exeter prop, 32, collapsed at coaching in January three days after nicking an artery in a scrum session.
“It was the perfect a part of my life, a very unimaginable six years,” Rimmer stated of his time on the Chiefs.
“However there isn’t any doubt about it, I am simply going to stroll away grateful with my well being and cherish the recollections whereas I used to be right here.”
Rimmer joined the membership in 2012 from Cornish Pirates, having been a standout performer of their run to that yr’s Championship play-off last, which they misplaced to London Irish.
He went on to play greater than 100 instances for Exeter and helped the membership win their first ever Premiership title in 2017, in addition to the 2014 Anglo-Welsh Cup last.
“There was a 50-50 likelihood and three-month level the place they’d deal with all the pieces and discover out if it had healed appropriately,” Rimmer informed Newpaper24 South West about his hopes of returning to the game.
“However happily the choice was taken out of my palms at that second. The artery hadn’t healed appropriately so the medical recommendation was to cease there after which.”
Source:: New paper 24 – Sports