Monday 23 April 2018

Ian Thorpe released from hospital after shoulder infection threatened the use of his arm

Five-time Olympic gold medallist Ian Thorpe
Five-time Olympic gold medallist Ian Thorpe

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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