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Cricket 2021: Chris Cairns paralysed, emergency heart surgery, stroke, statement

Chris Cairns’ family has revealed the horrific toll on the New Zealand cricket legend’s after needing life saving heart surgery.

New Zealand cricket great Chris Cairns has returned to Canberra from Sydney but remains in a serious condition with a “long road to recovery” ahead of him.

The former Black Caps captain collapsed in Canberra three weeks ago, having suffered a massive heart attack – resulting in an aortic dissection, or a tear in the inner layer of the body’s main artery.

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He was on life support for several days but was able to come off the machines last week.

The 51-year-old’s family said this afternoon that during lifesaving emergency heart surgery in Sydney, Cairns suffered a stroke in his spine, which has left his legs paralysed.

In a statement from the family released by…

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