Richmond Star Bravely Reveals His Brain Injury Scar
He's the young Tigers gun who had his season unexpectedly cut short by brain surgery.
And now Jack Higgins has unveiled the scar left behind.
Higgins, now 20, was selected in the first round of the 2017 national draft, and started his Tigers career in 2018.
The highlight of his debut season -- and what a highlight -- was this inventive goal, unlike any you've ever seen. It was duly awarded Goal of the Year.
Then in July this year, the popular player's career, and life, took an unexpected turn when he suffered severe headaches. It was discovered he had a brain bleed, due to a previously existing condition of blood vessel weakness.
Higgins underwent two rounds of brain surgery, and is now said to be recovering well.
"Seeing some of the scars that he’s got, it’s just terrifying," his teammate Shane Edwards said last week. And below you can see what he was talking about.
Higgins, who is expected to make a full recovery in time for the 2020 season, shared the image on his Instagram account on Thursday.
"It’s been a rough two months but good to get back on the track today And can’t wait for Saturday," he said.
We wish him and the Tigers luck.