‘I’m very grateful it got discovered’: Ricky van Wolfswinkel reveals he is receiving treatment for a brain aneurysm and faces six months out
- Basle striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel is facing six months out of the game
- Condition was discovered only after he had scans following a concussion
- Dutch striker was hit in closing stages of defeat by LASK last week
Ricky van Wolfswinkel is facing six months out of the game after a brain aneurysm was discovered only after he had scans following a concussion.
It is a pre-existing condition, not caused by the severe concussion he sustained near the end of Basle’s Champions League qualifier against LASK on August 7.
The Dutch striker revealed the news on the Swiss club’s Twitter account on Thursday evening.
Ricky van Wolfswinkel has revealed in a Twitter video he is getting treatment for an aneurysm
The Dutch striker is facing six months out of the game as he undergoes treatment
‘I’m very grateful the brain aneurysm got discovered,’ he said.
‘Normally a brain aneurysm is not discovered in time, only after it has ruptured and caused other damage.’
An aneurysm is a bulge in a blood vessel caused by a weakness in the blood vessel wall.
If it bursts it can cause a subarachnoid haemorrhage, which can be fatal or cause extensive brain damage.
The former Norwich striker was hit in the closing stages of the 2-1 defeat last week and was taken to hospital due to the severity of his situation.
It was discovered after he went for a concussion test after being hit in a game this month