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- Australia all-rounder Cameron Green said that he was born with chronic kidney disease and that doctors told his parents he might not make it past age 12.
- At the 19-weekAustralia’s Green talks about his battle with long-term kidney disease
- scan for his mother, Green told Channel 7 that the condition was found. He said that he was still trying to learn as much as he could about the disease.
- “Basically, my kidneys don’t work as well as other people’s and don’t filter the blood very well,” the young man said.
- “As a cricket player, I need to limit my salt and protein intake, which isn’t ideal. But because I spend so much time on the ground during games, I can increase my protein intake.”
- “I have always done everything right, eating and drinking in a professional way … but it is a work in progress.”
- Green said that his cancer was in stage two, with five being the worst. His kidneys worked 60% of the time.
- “They don’t get better,” he said. It could get worse if you don’t take care of them. It might not happen in two months, but it does happen over years.
- Green, who has played 24 tests, is part of Australia’s team for the series against Pakistan but is not playing in the opening match in Perth, which started earlier on Thursday.