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    Swimming Legend Ian Thorpe In Hospital After Contracting Infection Following Surgery

    7News claims there are fears the Australian could lose some of the use of his left arm.

    Update — April 8, 6:20 p.m. BST:

    Ian Thorpe's spokesman has told the BBC the five-time Olympic champion is not in intensive care but is receiving treatment for two separate infections.

    He said: "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]."

    Thorpe is currently being treated in a Sydney hospital but is said to be in "good health".

    Those close to Thorpe are quoted as claiming it’s feared the infection could permanently jeopardise the full use of his left arm.