Motoring News

Rally ace Poulter beats brain ‘anomaly’

Leeroy Poulter
POULTER BRAIN OP A SUCCESS: South African rally ace Leeroy Poulter is up and about after brain surgery. Image: Motorpics

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Toyota Gazoo Racing SA has confirmed that Leeroy Poulter is recovering well after surgery to remove an anomalous growth from the right side of his brain

The surgery on Friday (Septt 23 2016), was declared a complete success by Poulter’s surgeon and there is no doubt that the South African National Rally and Cross-Country champion will make a full recovery.


Poulter’s wife Michela said over the weekend: “We’re very happy to report that Leeroy is doing extremely well. He’s been up out of bed and walking around – his recovery is going better than expected.”

Poulter had been struggling with headaches for the three weeks, and his condition worsened soon after he completed the 2016 Toyota Cape Dealer Rally in second place overall behind team mates Giniel de Villiers and Carolyn Swan.

READ MORE features on Poulter on Carman’s Corner

Michela added: “A scan revealed cyst causing the symptoms but his doctors were confident of finding a way to fully excise the growth.”

The cyst was completely removed and early indications are that it was not malignant. Poulter, who should be home in the next few days, said jhe was looking forward to getting back into a race car as soon as he is able.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s