Clubb: I’ll be fine after op’ to remove kidney

Tony Clubb missed most of last season with a neck injury
Tony Clubb missed most of last season with a neck injury

Tony Clubb is confident he will come back stronger once he has had surgery to remove a kidney.

The prop admits his early-season form was hampered by a ‘kink in the tube’ leading into one of his kidneys.

“I was getting five minutes in and I was absolutely wiped out and dehydrated,” the 29-year-old said.

Wigan have only ever described the proble as a “lower back issue” as it was not rugby-related.
But Clubb used his blog on the Warriors’ website to confirm he will need a kidney removed.

He said: “I hadn’t been playing well because of it so I’m glad that we’ve made the call.

“In just over a week I’ll have the operation to remove the kidney and then hopefully I’ll be on the mend straight after that.

“It should be a reasonable turnaround and I should be back in training in two to three months’ time.

“Quite a few athletes only have one kidney, many people are also only born with one so I’ll be fine.

“It’s a routine operation these days and hopefully I’ll only be in and out of hospital within a couple of days.”

The former London Broncos captain thanked fans for their well-wishes.

Clubb missed most of last season because of a serious neck injury.

Wigan are still without Dom Manfredi, Sam Tomkins, John Bateman, Oliver Gildart and Jake Shorrocks.