Posted: 31 August, 2014 by Triple M NRL

Friend Could Be Out Of Hospital In Two Days

The Sydney Roosters say Jake Friend is progressing well following surgery for haemothorax

Tags: Sydney Roosters, Jake Friend

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 26:  Jake Friend of the Roosters is tackled over the top by Aaron Woods of the Tigers during the round 25 NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Wests Tigers at Allianz Stadium on August 26, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

The Sydney Roosters have revealed hooker Jake Friend underwent successful surgery yesterday and is expected to be out of hospital in the next two days.

Friend is progressing well from when he was admitted to hospital Sunday morning.

Read the Roosters latest statement here

Further to his diagnosis of a Haemothorax, Jake Friend underwent a surgical procedure on late Sunday afternoon to locate and identify a source of bleeding, and this was successful.

Jake remains in hospital and has shown marked improvement in the past 24 hours.

It is anticipated that Jake will be discharged within the next 48 hours.

Earlier on Triple M

Sydney Roosters dummy-half Jake Friend has been hospitalised following a case of haemothorax.

Friend, who played in last night's win over Melbourne, was admitted to hospital this morning following complaints of uncomfortable breathing.

Haemothorax is a condition where a collection of blood is found between the lungs and ribs.

Friend has had scans and it is unclear when he will come out.

Read The Roosters' Statement Here

“The Sydney Roosters can confirm that upon the conclusion of the Roosters v Storm fixture, hooker Jake Friend was last night taken for x-rays, which were cleared, after complaining of shortness of breath,” the statement said.

“Friend was later taken to hospital when the symptoms continued and has been diagnosed with a Haemothorax. He remains in hospital while he undergoes further examination.

“The Sydney Roosters will provide an update in due course.”

Tags: Sydney Roosters, Jake Friend

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