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Infection After Shoulder Surgery: Australian world record swimmer Ian Thorpe should lost hand / Breaking News


After a shoulder surgery Ian Thorpe has apparently suffered a severe infection. The 31-year-old record float was being treated with antibiotics, told his manager. That Thorpe lying in intensive care, but he denied.

Ian Thorpe has to be treated for a serious infection. The former Australian swimming star had she suffered after a shoulder surgery, reports “ABC Australia”, citing Thorpe’s manager James Erskine. Accordingly, the 31-year-old underwent surgery at a hospital in Sydney.

Erskine denied a report by the transmitter 7News , after which Thorpe was being treated in the ICU . 7News had also reported , Thorpe threatened to lose control of his left arm due to infection – the fear according to the report , at least people who are close to the float . To this question, Erskine did not comment .

Thorpe had been found in early February in a suburb of Sydney in foggy condition in a foreign vehicle . He was under the influence of antidepressants and painkillers. Thorpe took the drugs because of an injury to the shoulder , it was then manager of Erskine . Thorpe went into a rehab program. His father Ken said , the eleven-time world champion doing ” a hard time ” by .

In his 2012 autobiography Thorpe had admitted to struggling with depression and alcohol addiction. “I guess it was inevitable that I have turned to other artificial means to cope with my feelings , and I found the alcohol ,” revealed the ex- athlete.

The 31-year-old is the most successful Australian swimmer in history. Thorpe, nicknamed “Thorpedo,” won five Olympic gold medals. In 2006 he interrupted his career at age 24. In 2011 he made ​​his comeback. His attempt to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, but failed significantly. Participation at the World Swimming Championships 2014 in Glasgow he had to cancel because of the shoulder injury.

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