Bill Sweeney: RFU boss recovering in hospital after sustaining a pulmonary embolism

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 Credit: PA Images
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The Rugby Football Union (RFU) have confirmed via a press statement that its chief executive, Bill Sweeney, is currently in hospital after sustaining a pulmonary embolism.

He has been in hospital since Friday and according to the RFU he is “expected to make a full recovery and return to work” after his period of recuperation.

Sweeney took up his role with the RFU in 2019 after serving as the British Olympic Association’s chief executive for five years.

In good spirits

“Bill Sweeney, RFU CEO, was admitted to hospital on Friday and he is being treated for pulmonary embolism. Bill is expected to make a full recovery and return to work, he is in good spirits and is being well looked after,” read the RFU statement.

“Bill will be recuperating for the next few weeks; initially in hospital but returning home soon.

“In the interim, the RFU executive team will ensure union matters continue to be managed effectively working closely with Tom Ilube, RFU chair, and the rest of board as needed.

“Bill would like to convey his strongest possible appreciation for the NHS who perform such incredible work.”

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