Ian Thorpe ‘in intensive care’, might lose use of left arm


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Swimming great Ian Thorpe is reportedly in intensive care in a Sydney hospital with a serious infection that may cause him to lose the use of his left arm.

Network Seven reported on Tuesday that the 31-year-old five-time Olympic gold medallist contracted the infection after surgery at a hospital near his home in the Swiss town of Ronco sopra Ascona.

He is now in intensive care in Sydney and Seven said Thorpe’s close associates fear he could lose the use of his left arm.

Thorpe’s father revealed in February that the swimmer was battling depression.


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