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Lyle gets great news on transplant

Jarrod Lyle
Former PGA Tour of the United States player Jarrod Lyle is fighting cancer. Image: Getty

 

 

Jarrod Lyle is winning his fight against leukemia … for the third time.

The Victorian professional announced today that the stem cell transplant that he endured in December had ‘grafted’ completely, the very news that he had awaited from his medicos in Melbourne since the operation was performed a month ago.

“Got the best news today since finding out Briony was pregnant both times. I found out that the transplant I had has grafted 100%. Another big step forward in my journey back to a normal life again. #happylylefamily,” Lyle posted on his Instagram account.

Lyle had been given only a 25 percent chance of surviving the stem cell transplant, the cells of which came from his brother Lleyton.

The Victorian has previously shaken off leukemia as a teenager in 1999 and in 2012.

Today’s news does not constitute a full recovery – he will require ongoing treatment – but it gives him a strong chance.

Recently the United States PGA Tour dedicated the month as ‘January for Jarrod’ to raise funds to help Lyle, his wife Briony and their two children, Lusi and Jemma.

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