North Queensland Cowboys prop Matt Scott suffered a mild stroke on Sunday.
The 34-year-old is expected to make a full recovery and doctors are confident the stroke was unrelated to rugby league.
Scott – who announced that he will retire at the season’s end earlier this year – remains in hospital in Brisbane and a return date to Townsville remains unclear.
In a statement released by North Queensland, it read: “The Cowboys will continue to provide Matt and his family all possible support and the club would ask the media to respect the privacy of the Scott family during this time.”
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