Wood sends message to Saints supporters after 'little health blip'

Tom Wood has taken to Twitter to thank fans for their kind messages after his 'little health blip' was revealed on Monday evening.

By Tom Vickers
Tuesday, 4th August 2020, 1:24 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th August 2020, 1:28 pm
Tom Wood has been cleared to take part in non-contact training
Tom Wood has been cleared to take part in non-contact training

Saints announced that influential flanker Wood had suffered a pulmonary embolism that required treatment at Northampton General Hospital last month.

It means Wood will be sidelined when rugby returns to Franklin's Gardens on August 16.

But he has not given up hope of playing again before the season concludes in October.

And the 33-year-old, who has now been cleared to begin non-contact training, moved to reassure supporters on social media on Tuesday afternoon.

Wood wrote: "Thank you to everyone for the kind messages in relation to my little health blip.

"It was a strange/uncomfortable couple of days but I’m completely symptom free and training hard again now after passing a full MOT.

"I’m unable to play though until I’m off blood thinners.

"Would like to add a huge thanks to the @SaintsRugby medical staff and @NGHnhstrust for taking such good care of me.

"Considering the added challenges of covid, the speed and quality of diagnosis & treatment was incredible.

"I’m very grateful."