Wrestler fights another day after dropkicking clot
A WRESTLER who suffered a blood clot that put him out of the ring for a year is back fighting this weekend and warning others of the dangers of clots in young people. Richard Whitehouse, aka Rich n Famous, will be hurling himself around tomorrow night
A WRESTLER who suffered a blood clot that put him out of the ring for a year is back fighting this weekend and warning others of the dangers of clots in young people.
Richard Whitehouse, aka Rich 'n' Famous, will be hurling himself around tomorrow night (Friday) at Hitchin Town Hall in his first local bout, but he has spent the last year recovering from a blood clot in his leg after a football accident.
The 27-year-old trainee teacher from Ickleford, who wrestles nationwide part-time, explained how he got the clot: "I went for a normal 50/50 challenge. It felt like a dead leg, but later the lower half of my leg was covered in bruises. I went to the doctor and he diagnosed me straight away and sent me to hospital.
"I had two weeks of hospital treatment where I had to have injections in my stomach and I had to take blood thinning drugs for nine months. It took forever to heal.
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"I didn't realise it was a threat to young people. You've got to catch it quickly or it can move quickly to your lungs or brain and could be fatal. Young people should be aware of the symptoms and get to a doctor as soon as possible."
Richard will be back in action against his nemesis Kid Regis at the town hall from 7.30pm tomorrow. Tickets are �7.
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