Chris Cairns facing ‘greatest challenge’ after spinal stroke: Former New Zealand all-around player Chris Keynes said. He faced “probably the biggest challenge of his life” after he was paralyzed by a stroke during heart surgery. Former Chris Cairns posted a video on social media on Sunday. This is to thank the medical teams in Canberra and Sydney. For treating the 51-year-old after an aortic dissection (a major artery tear).
Chris Cairns facing ‘greatest challenge’ after spinal stroke
“Just over six weeks ago, I suffered a type A aortic dissection, which essentially means there’s a tear in one of the major arteries of the heart,” Cairns said in a video on social media.
“I had several surgeries and grafts and very thankfully the specialists were able to save the heart itself”.
“One of the complications that arose was a spinal stroke, which in itself will provide me with possibly the greatest challenge I’ve ever faced in rehab.
“Huge thanks to the team here at Canberra Hospital, to St Vincent’s in Sydney, the surgeons, the doctors, the nurses, the specialists – you saved my life.”
Keynes is considered one of the best all-around players of his generation. Before becoming a TV expert, Keynes participated in 62 tests. 215 single-day caps, and two 2020 matches for New Zealand from 1989 to 2006. His father Lance also represented New Zealand from 1974 to 1988.
After retiring from the international cricket team, Keynes is believed to have participated in a match-fixing. Match in India when he was the captain of the Chandigarh Lions in the disbanded Indian Cricket League (ICL) in 2008.