Wednesday, 09 April 2014 - 14:26
Ian Thorpe: Australian swimming great admitted to hospital
Swimming great Ian Thorpe is in a Sydney hospital receiving treatment for an infection in his shoulder, amid fears he may never compete again.
Australian media have reported the 31-year-old may lose the use of his arm.
However a spokesman for Thorpe played down those claims.
Following multiple operations after his fall in January, Ian has contracted two separate infections, both of which are being treated with antibiotics.
Thorpe made his Olympic Games debut in Sydney in 2000, winning 3 golds there and another two in Athens 2004, but retired in 2006 because of a lack of motivation. He made a comeback in 2011 but failed to make the Australian team for the London 2012 Olympics.