Tony Clubb: Wigan Warriors prop reveals absence due to kidney problem

Tony Clubb
Tony Clubb has played 75 games, scoring 12 tries

Wigan Warriors prop Tony Clubb is to have a kidney removed to allow him to play without pain following a complication with the organ.

Clubb, 29, was ruled out for the season with an "ongoing medical problem" earlier this week.

There is a kink in the tube connecting his kidney that killed the organ off, leaving its removal as the best option.

"I didn't want to be in pain any more and I also knew it was starting to affect my rugby," Clubb said.

He added to the club's official websiteexternal-link: "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."

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