City midfielder Stephen McPhail has given insight into how he came to terms with Sjogren’s Syndrome. The Republic of Ireland international discusses the affect the condition has had on his personal life and career as a professional footballer.
McPhail, 32, was diagnosed with Sjogren’s only months after recovering from Stage 2 malt lymphoma and is not the only high-profile athlete tormented by the illness. After being forced to withdraw from the US Open last August, it was revealed that tennis star Venus Williams also suffers from the rheumatic disease (see below).
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