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Rob Burrow on MND: ‘Apart from my voice I am absolutely fine’

Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow has told BBC Radio 5 Live about the impact of his motor neurone disease (MND).

The rugby league player, 37, found out he had the incurable disease in December - MND is a degenerative condition that affects how nerves in the brain and spinal cord function.

At the weekend, Burrow walked onto the pitch with Leeds Rhinos before kick-off against Bradford Bulls.

He then came on for an emotional final five minutes.

Speaking to Rachel Burden on 5 Live Breakfast, he said although it’s affecting his voice, he feels physically well and is still able to train.

This clip is originally from BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast on Monday 13 January 2020.

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