Promising NRL Player Keith Titmuss Sadly Passes Away After Training Session
The rugby league community has been rocked by the tragic death of Manly Sea Eagles young gun Keith Titmuss.
Tributes have already come flooding in for the 20-year-old, who sadly passed away in hospital after falling ill during a training session on Monday morning.
Titmuss was poised to make his NRL debut next season having been named in Manly's 30-man squad.
The Manly Warringah Sea Eagles family is extremely saddened to learn of the sudden passing of player Keith Titmuss today- Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (@SeaEagles) November 23, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friendshttps://t.co/CB2NXwa7xI#ManlyForever pic.twitter.com/6he7fOatmn
According to reports, the promising forward was suffering from severe body cramps and fatigue following a two-hour training session.
He was then rushed to hospital before passing away.
It's understood Sea Eagles head coach Des Hasler and club CEO Stephen Humphreys were with Titmuss' family at the hospital when he died.
MORE: So sad. He was a genuine rising star of the game. Experienced what has been described to me by club officials as a "body cramp" whilst stretching after session. Doctor treated him at training and taken by ambulance to hospital. Thoughts are with his family.- Danny Weidler (@Danny_Weidler) November 23, 2020
"We are all devastated by this news,'' Hasler said.
"Keith was a very popular character amongst the playing group. He will be sorely missed but never forgotten by the Sea Eagles."
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Manly CEO Humphreys insists the club would do everything in their power to offer its players and staff support during this tough time.
"Our club sends its deepest condolences to Keith's family and friends and will provide them with all of the support they need during this difficult period," Humphreys said.
"We are working with the NRL's Wellbeing team to offer support and counselling to our playing group and staff.
"This is a tragic day for rugby league."
After a stellar stint in the Holden Cup, Titmuss was named as Manly's players' player for 2019.
"The game has lost a promising young player with the world at his feet," NRL CEO Andrew Abdo said.
"Keith had made it into Manly's Top 30 for the 2021 season after coming through the club's junior ranks.
"We will make sure Keith's family, the club and our players receive every support they need from the game.
"We are one family and today we have lost a member of that family. On behalf of the Commission and the game I send my deepest condolences to Keith's family."
Featured Image Credit: Manly Sea Eagles, Twitter
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