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Thorpe in 'good health' despite shoulder infection

ESPN staff
April 8, 2014
Ian Thorpe is in good health, according to his spokesman © Getty Images

Five-time Olympic champion Ian Thorpe is in a Sydney hospital receiving treatment for a shoulder infection.

Thorpe has had numerous operations on his left shoulder, but the swimmer's spokesman stated on Tuesday that he was in "good health."

His spokesman told BBC Sport: "Following multiple operations after his fall in January, Ian has contracted two separate infections, both of which are being treated with antibiotics.

"He is not in ICU [intensive care unit]."

In February, the 31-year-old's manager James Erskine revealed Thorpe had been admitted to rehab for depression treatment. Thorpe was taken Bankstown Hospital after he had been found in a disorientated state on the street where his parents live in Sydney.

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