Leigh prop Fuifui Moimoi has spent two weeks in intensive care battling a life-threatening infection.
Originally thought to be suffering the flu, Moimoi’s condition worsened before he was admitted into intensive care.
The Tongan prop reportedly lost 15kgs during his hospital stay thanks to an infection in his arm, but is now regaining his health.
“I was ready to go to training, but my body was weak,” Moimoi told The Daily Telegraph.
“I decided to stay home and sleep and when I woke up the next day my temperature and heart rate was really high and I couldn’t stand up.
“I also couldn’t lift my arm because it started puffing up and I was in a lot of pain.
“Luckily, one of my Tongan mates was staying with me for a couple of days and he rushed me straight to see the club doctor.
“I’m just happy I’m still here – I’m very lucky and blessed.”