Chris Cairns faces ‘long road to recovery’ after spinal stroke and heart surgery

  • Former New Zealand cricketer posts video on Twitter
  • Cairns is paralysed in both legs after suffering stroke

Chris Cairns has said he faces a “long road to recovery” after suffering a spinal stroke following emergency heart surgery last month.

The former New Zealand cricketer posted a video on Twitter on Sunday with an update on his condition. Cairns has been left paralysed in both legs by the stroke, and was briefly placed on life support in August after suffering complications during heart surgery.

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