Ian Thorpe released from Sydney hospital after battling serious infection


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Ian Thorpe has been released from hospital in Sydney following an infection, his manager has revealed.

The five-time Olympic champion swimmer had contracted the infection in his shoulder during surgery earlier this year.

The 31-year-old’s manager James Erskine told the Australian Associated Press: “It looks as though the infections have cleared up. It can always re-infect as it’s done twice before, but we are hopeful.”

There had been reports earlier this month that Thorpe was in intensive care and could lose the use of an arm, but that was dismissed at the time by Erskine.

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  1. I raced Ian in 1998. I knew he was gay then and didn’t give 2 hoots. He was a good man then and a good man now. Really don’t know what all the fuss is about. P.s if you would like a rematch Ian I’m in! Boooom.

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