Young rugby league player died of cardiac arrest

Danny Jones who played for Wales had undetected heart disease.

  The 29-year-old collapsed during a League One game at London Skolars on Sunday and was later pronounced dead in hospital. The Keighley Cougars and Wales rugby league player died from a cardiac arrest triggered by hereditary heart disease, a post-mortem has revealed. The Rugby Football League said the problem was not revealed when Jones underwent an ECG scan in late 2014. His wife Lizzie will attend the Cougars' home match on Sunday 3 May.  "Whilst the findings of the post-mortem do provide an explanation for why he died, they allow for little comfort for Danny's family or all those who knew him," said Gary Fawcett, Keighley Cougars chief executive. Jones was father to five-month-old twins Bobby and Phoebe. "His tragically premature death is still very painful for everyone, not least because his heart condition could not even be detected by the ECG," Fawcett added. Read what the Cardiac Risk in the Young charity had to say about the death of Danny Jones.

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