Joost to seek help in America

2011-07-18 00:00

JOHANNESBURG — Former Springbok rugby player Joost van der Westhuizen was on a flight to America last night where he will be treated for motor neuron disease (MNS).

Dr Jody Pearl, a neurologist at the Sunninghill hospital in Johannesburg, confirmed on Friday that she will accompany Van der Westhuizen to the Cleveland hospital in Ohio where the world’s best neurologists work.

“In South Africa there are only a few specialists in this field that has to look after thousands of people with muscular diseases. In that [Cleveland] hospital, you have 20 doctors working on one patient,” said Pearl. — Sport24.

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