Great footy Jason Akermanis has questioned whether his wife’s recent breast cancer diagnosis is linked to her Covid vaccination.
The Brownlow Medalist’s wife, Megan Legge, 43, underwent a double mastectomy two weeks ago and will likely need radiation later.
Akermanis said he believes his wife is low risk as she does not drink alcohol and is fit and healthy.
“It happened right after the Covid vaccination and she felt a lump,” Akermanis told the Herald Sun.
Daily Mail Australia does not suggest a link between the Covid vaccination and breast cancer.
“It doesn’t spread and is self-contained, so she felt a double mastectomy was the safest option, and she will undergo a reconstructive surgery in two to three months.”
Ms Legge had discovered the lump about a month ago and her husband said she is recovering “well”.
The ex-footballer was at his wife’s side at their Brisbane home, which they share with their three daughters, aged four, 14 and 17.
Akermanis played 325 AFL games and scored 421 goals in his 16-year career between 1995 and 2010.
The four-time All-Australian won three AFL Premierships from four Grand Finals for the Lions in 2001, 2002 and 2003.
Today the 45-year-old works as a real estate agent and auctioneer in Brisbane.
He was known for his trademark spiky blonde hair and dark goatee during his AFL career, but has adopted a more professional look for his most recent career.
The father of three retired from the AFL in 2010 before pursuing a professional golf career.
But he didn’t have much luck on the green, admitting on 3AW radio in 2019 that he had been banned from several golf clubs.