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Thu Apr 17 20:38:40 SAST 2014

All Blacks great Lomu released from hospital

Sapa-AP | 11 October, 2011 12:270 Comments
Former All Black international rugby player Jonah Lomu in action during a Rugby clinic as part of the Global Sports Forum day 1 on March 10, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain
Image by: David Ramos / Getty Images

New Zealand media is reporting that All Blacks great Jonah Lomu has been released from hospital 16 days after being admitted for kidney failure.

Lomu has been receiving dialysis treatment at Auckland Hospital since Sept. 25 when the kidney he received in a 2004 transplant operation began to fail.

The 35-year-old Lomu, who played 63 tests on the wing for the All Blacks between 1994 and 2002, was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome, a serious kidney disorder, in 1995.

Lomu went to hospital weeks after being featured in the opening ceremony for the Rugby World Cup. An Auckland Hospital spokesman told local media that Lomu had been discharged Tuesday after being treated in the renal and liver transplant ward.

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