Swimming great Ian Thorpe should leave hospital within days after successfully fighting a number of serious infections.
The 31-year-old five-time Olympic gold medallist fell ill after undergoing a series of surgeries on his shoulder at the start of 2014.
The world record-holder has spent the past three weeks receiving treatment and recovering at an intensive care ward.
“He’s doing well, he’s recovered very well in fact,” Thorpe’s manager Will Erskine told the MailOnline website.
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