Jarryd Roughead Receives Great news
Jarryd Roughead has revealed he is “cancer-free” and has had a “complete response” to his cancer treatment, opening up a return to footy and a normal life.
Roughead was spotted returning to Hawthorn training yesterday morning, and received the results of a recent scan yesterday afternoon.
There they told him the great news.
“(I) had the doctor’s appointment late afternoon yesterday, around three or four o’clock,” he said.
“Grant and the team at Peter Mac gave me the news that I’ve had a complete response from the treatment so far and he’s given me the all clear to get back into living a normal life.
“A complete response means that the lumps and tumours have gone. What we’re saying is the drugs that I’ve had have worked and killed off everything.”
It’s brilliant news for the Hawthorn star, and opens up a return to normality.
“(I can) get back to doing things I want, which is playing footy and living my life, which is what the plan was from the start,” he said.
“(It) reassures me that things are all good and we can get back to normal life.”
Roughead refused to put an exact timeline on when he would return to the field in brown and gold, but remained optimistic.
“The main thing is that I’m back being able to do this,” he said.
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