Australia Richmond Tigers young gun Jack Higgins involved in car accident

15:45  25 november  2019
15:45  25 november  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Richmond youngster Jack Higgins will undergo brain surgery this month and is set to miss part of the 2020 AFL season. Higgins , who has been sidelined since he Tigers general manager of football Neil Balme said while it had been hoped Higgins would be able to undergo a less invasive procedure, the

Jack Higgins (born 19 March 1999) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Richmond Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

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Richmond Tigers forward Jack Higgins has reportedly been involved in a frightening crash as a passenger in an Uber.

According to 7News, the young star was on his way to a Melbourne shopping centre on Thursday last week, when his Uber collided with another car, causing it to hit a pole.

Despite being shaken by the incident, Higgins was said to be cleared by doctors of any injuries.

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Richmond small forward Jack Higgins is reportedly facing an indefinite period on the sidelines after Richmond football boss Neil Balme said Higgins had come away from the VFL game with a “bad He’s in good spirits and we will provide more accurate information when possible,” the Tigers wrote

It comes after the 20-year-old was forced to sit out the Tigers' run home to the premiership this season, after suffering a second bleed on the brain.

The 33-gamer went for his second round of brain surgery in September after being ruled out for the year, and following initial surgery in July, after a bleed on his brain was discovered following a VFL match.

The bleeding is said to be unrelated to football, and attributed to an abnormality where some blood vessels in Higgins' head are more prone to bleeding.

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The condition means the small forward is unable to drive for 12 months.

Higgins was on course for a round 1 return in 2020 for the Tigers' opener against Carlton, with the club's football manager Niel Balme saying the club were optimistic about his recovery progress.

“We are really pleased. We were always optimistic he would be back to normal but they are very confident now," Balme told The Herald Sun last week.

"He should be relatively free to (be in full training) post-Christmas. With brain surgery you are always cautious but we are very confident he can have a full season.

Luckily the latest car incident isn't expected to derail the young Tiger's bid for a stunning round 1 return next season.

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