Jordan Aitchison: Keighley back needs heart surgery after condition diagnosed

Jordan Aitchison came through Keighley Cougars’ youth ranks

Keighley Cougars utility back Jordan Aitchison requires an operation after having a heart condition diagnosed earlier this month.

The problem was discovered during a routine heart screening.

The Rugby Football League introduced mandatory tests following the death of Keighley player Danny Jones following a cardiac arrest in May 2015.

Aitchison has been advised his condition can be cured by surgery, and is awaiting a date for an operation.

He tweeted a message thanking people for their support following the announcement by the League 1 club.

“@Cougarmania have been amazing with support and identifying the issue!” Aitchison posted on Twitter.