Wales legend Alun Wyn Jones reveals heart condition

Wales legend Alun Wyn Jones reveals heart condition

Alun Wyn Jones revealed that he was diagnosed with a heart condition at the end of his storied rugby career.

The Welsh talisman - who earned a record 158 international caps - called time on his career in November. However, if it wasn't for a chance signing with French giants Toulon in July, he would likely never had known about a heart condition.

"I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation," the 38-year-old told The Telegraph.

"It was discovered when I underwent a full medical check, which included an ECG test, when I joined Toulon in July on a short-term contract as cover during the World Cup.

"The cardiac doctor picked it up straight away. My heartbeat was like a galloping horse with six legs. It was all over the shop.

"The things that bring it on for someone my age is likely to be cardiovascular exercise and stress, it occurs in sports like rowing and endurance sports, but it was a shock because throughout my career I have always prided myself on my fitness. I have always been so committed to doing extras after matches, constantly working on my fitness and recovery from injuries.

"I was very lucky how it worked out and will forever be grateful to Toulon for signing me. Had they not offered me a contract, I may never have known about the heart condition."

Jones had surgery in November to correct the issue.

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