Travis Boak Confirms He Has Asthma

Speaking to Triple M

Travis Boak Confirms He Has Asthma

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Port Adelaide skipper Travis Boak has confirmed that he's an asthmatic - but it won't sideline him this weekend in Shanghai.

On the weekend, Gold Coast coach Rodney Eade told Triple M that he wouldn't be taking any players that suffer from the condition.

“That smog… hopefully there’s no respiratory problems,” Rocket said.

“We won’t take any players who have got asthma or have got respiratory problems anyway.

“So that’ll have to all be decided on Tuesday, so there may be some changes.”

But speaking to Triple M Adelaide, Boak said he should be fine to play when asked if he had asthma.

"Yeah, I do have asthma. I’ve had asthma since I was a little kid - and I’ve got no issues with it before," Boak said.

"I’ve got my ventalin ready."

Boak said that the Port Adelaide team travelled over in December to train and it didn't pose any problems.

"We went over there pre-Christmas and we trained over there and I was fine. It is what it is but we’ll go over there and play footy."

Listen to the full chat here: