UPDATE: TWO South Sydney NRL players rushed to hospital after suffering an adverse reaction to prescription drugs, are improving but remain in intensive care.
Dylan Walker, 20 and Aaron Gray, 21, were rushed to hospital after being found in a serious condition at a home in Rosebery in Sydney’s south-east around 3.45am this morning.
Club CEO John Lee said both players were prescribed medication by a specialist from outside the club following their operations last week, and it appeared they had taken more than the recommended dose.
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“This is medication which is not taken for fun,” he said.
“This is medication which is taken for pain.
“It is becoming clear they have taken too much of that medication.”
Mr Lee said it was too early to say if alcohol or any other substances were involved.
Both men remain in a stable condition in St Vincents Hospital.
Walker and Gray were allegedly watching movies with friends, who phoned emergency services when the pair began vomiting.
EARLIER: TWO South Sydney NRL players have been rushed to hospital after suffering an adverse reaction to drugs.
Dylan Walker, 20 and Aaron Gray, 21, were both found in a serious condition at a home in Rosebery in Sydney’s south-east around 3.45am this morning.
The pair were rushed to St Vincent’s hospital where they are now in a stable condition.
Both players had surgery last week and are believed to have had a reaction to painkillers that were supplied to them.
Nine News reporter Danny Weidler told the Today show – “Initial reports were suggesting a possible drug overdose, that has not been confirmed by anybody. What has been confirmed by Dylan Walker’s agent through his sister is that Dylan Walker had some kind of reaction to the drugs oxycodeine and Tramadol,” he said.
The NRL are investigating the incident.
In case you missed it. We just reported two @SSFCRABBITOHS rushed to hospital – Dylan Walker and Aaron Gray. Related to strong pain killers
— Danny Weidler (@Danny_Weidler) September 21, 2015