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Football star suffers stroke

Football star suffers stroke
9th April 2009

A football player has told of his experience of having a stroke at the age of 38.

Eoin Jess, a stalwart midfielder for Nottingham Forest and Aberdeen, revealed that he took a turn for the worse when heading to the gym and called for help after he was completely unable to pick up his sock.

In an interview with the Aberdeen Evening Express, the footballer said that his condition was linked to a hereditary circumstance caused by high blood cholesterol levels and that he is expected to make a full recovery.

He explained: "It was very scary at the time, but I'm grateful my stroke was at the lower end of the scale as far as severity goes."

Jess added that he expects to be at full fitness by the end of April.

He ended his football career in 2007 with Northampton Town, having also spent time with Coventry City and Bradford City during his lengthy career.

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