Doctor Reveals Long Haul Flight May Have Been The Cause Of Jonah Lomu’s Untimely Death
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A former All Blacks doctor believes it is more likely that a blood clot caused Jonah Lomu’s death rather than cardiac arrest.
Jake Mayhew told BBC Five Live that it was a blood clot on his lung, possibly as a result of his long haul flight home from the UK, that caused his tragic passing.
He explained on the radio show that Lomu would have felt little pain when he died suddenly last week.
“He returned from the UK via Dubai and appeared to be in good health before he died.”
“We think the most likely cause was a clot on the lung which can be a complication of long distance travel. Jonah was at greater risk of that happening because of his renal condition.”
Mayhew added that the other possibility was cardiac arrest, but “on the balance of probabilities it was probably a massive clot on the lung.”