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Warren: I may have to retire
8:00am Thursday 7th February 2013 in Sport
RECUPERATING Bromsgrove captain Tom Warren is weighing up his options after he was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat.
Warren has not played for the Boars since he was left unconscious during October’s National Two North clash at Sheffield Tigers.
Medics and club staff spent an hour working on him before they were able to take him to hospital, where it was discovered he had a compression injury to his neck.
It was also found that the former Moseley man had an irregular heartbeat.
“It was a very scary time, I couldn’t remember what had happened to me and for about 40 minutes I could not feel my legs,” said Warren.
“The feeling finally came back but after some scans the doctors found I had an irregular heartbeat.
“There is a danger of what impact that has on my health and if it is safe to play.
“At the moment I am weighing up what the best option is for me.
“I am only 32 but I am a beaten-up 32-year-old, I’ve put my body through a lot and I am starting to feel it.”
Meanwhile, the former Moseley man believes the next two matches could define the Boars’ season in the National Two North.
They entertain Luctonians at home on Saturday (3pm ko) and Sheffield Tigers the following weekend.
Both are chances to get back on track after disappointing defeats at home to Leicester Lions and Darlington Mowden Park.
Saturday’s 62-7 loss in the North East coincided with the unveiling of Darlington’s 25,000-seater new home.
He added: “We’ve got to remember we’re playing at the highest level that Bromsgrove have ever been.
“There are a lot of very good sides in this league and it’s always a challenge.
“But if we can win our next two matches we can cement our mid-table position in the league.
“We always want to be looking up the table rather than worrying about what’s below.”