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Former AFL star shares his ‘staggering’ medical story

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Former AFL star Jeff White admits he’s still “staggered” he managed to play more than 250 games at the highest level without knowing he had a hole in his heart.

The former Melbourne and Fremantle ruckman discovered the shocking news after he had a stroke last August, aged just 40.

He spoke with Neil Mitchell on Thursday.

“I’m still staggered,” White said.

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He got emotional when he recalled the “day he wouldn’t forget” – August 24 – last year.

“It was such a scary feeling,” White said of his stroke.

“I’m just glad it wasn’t a big one.”

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