3 May 2012

Wallaby stroke victim Lynagh great dodges "canonball"

5:59 am on 3 May 2012

The Wallabies great Michael Lynagh was told by his doctors he "dodged a cannonball" by surviving a rare and potentially-lethal stroke which has severely limited his vision.

An emotional Lynagh fought back tears yesterday as he thanked family, friends, and the rugby fraternity for the overwhelming support he'd received after being discharged from hospital in Brisbane.

The London-based former Australian captain suffered a massive stroke on April 16 shortly after arriving back in Brisbane to catch up with friends.

He's finding it hard to cope with the 45 percent lack of sight in his left eye, which might never return, but he's extremely relieved about his early rehabilitation.