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Mbye 'feeling sweet now and ready to play' after scare

Queensland utility Moses Mbye has made a full recovery and is “ready to play” after receiving medical assistance on Friday morning while in camp with the Queensland Maroons. 

“Moses developed a serious allergic reaction and he was worried enough to call me straight away,” Maroons doctor Matt Hislop said.

“By the time I was able to see him, he was beginning to show signs of the reaction with a skin rash and swelling. I started treatment immediately and he responded quickly.”

Moses Mbye during today's captain's run. Photo: NRL Images
Moses Mbye during today's captain's run. Photo: NRL Images

Moses did not require any further medical assistance after being treated by the team doctor; and was able to stay with the team while being closely monitored.

“His vital signs were observed for a number of hours after the event,” Hislop said.

“He stabilised and made a complete recovery. We’ve got a well-stocked medical kit to deal with all sorts of emergencies.

“Moses is medically stable, and there is no risk with him playing or training, but he will need to have further tests done when he returns to Sydney.”

Moses said he had made a full recovery and was in good spirits after completing the team’s final field session at Optus Stadium today.

“It was something that came on unexpectedly. I have never experienced anything like that before,” Moses said.

“It was obviously a reaction to something. I started feeling a bit itchy and lightheaded – I phoned the doc and he managed it professionally. We had all our supplies here ready to go and we got on top of it early.

“I’m feeling sweet now and ready to play.”

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