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Adrian Purtell given green light to resume Bradford Bulls career
Adrian Purtell has received a massive boost after being given the all clear to resume his career after a visit to a specialist in London this afternoon.
The Bulls centre suffered a heart attack in the aftermath of the Magic Weekend defeat to Leeds last May and has not played since.
In December he was given the green light to resume training but has now been told he can begin playing again – putting him in line for a return to action in Sunday’s home clash with Hull KR.
Purtell said: “I’m absolutely delighted with the verdict of the specialist and I can’t wait to pull on a Bulls shirt again.
“I’d like to thank all the medical staff, both at the club and at the various hospitals that I have attended, for their care and also the club for their continued support throughout the past ten months.
“I just want to put this behind me now and concentrate on my career.”
Bulls Coach Francis Cummins said:“It’s fantastic news for Adrian, the Bulls and the game.
“It will be like having a new player on board and I am really looking forward to seeing Adrian playing the game he loves again.”
Bulls Chairman Omar Khan added: “This is incredible news, the best.
“I am so happy for Adrian who has worked very hard to get to this position and I can’t wait to see him playing for the Bulls.”