After having a heart attack, former Australia cricketer Ryan Campbell has emerged from an induced coma at a London hospital. At the weekend, the 50-year-old Western Australian athletic hero fainted while playing with his children at a playground.
Following severe concerns for Campbell’s life, his brother Mark has provided an encouraging update.
Mark Campbell’s statement on Ryan Campbell
The strong sedation has been removed, and he’s actually woken up, Mark Campbell said on Triple M on Wednesday. Right now, they’re trying to figure out what’s wrong with his heart.
He conducted a few tests, and they say there doesn’t appear to be any brain damage at this point, and his brain wasn’t starved of oxygen. They’re still surprised as to why his heart is still racing.
So that’s something more they’re going to look into over there. Since Saturday night, he’s been in intensive care. His wife is accompanying him, and one of his Hong Kong buddies has flown in to join him.
The incredible career of Ryan Campbell
Campbell played two One-Day Internationals for Australia in 2002, when wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist was away caring for his newborn kid.
Campbell, a swashbuckling batter and a good gloveman, was a victim of Australia’s golden age in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and is widely regarded as extraordinarily unlucky not to have made more international appearances.
Campbell led Western Australia to 6009 runs at an average of 36.31 in a 98-game first-class career that spanned 1994 to 2006. At the age of 44, he represented Hong Kong in the 2016 Twenty20 World Cup and has been coaching the Netherlands cricket team since April 2017.
The letters of support they’ve received from all across the world have been overwhelming, Mark Campbell remarked.
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Christina Matthews’ statement on Ryan Campbell
Christina Matthews, the president of the Western Australian Cricket Association, said she was surprised to learn about Campbell’s medical issue on Tuesday.
On behalf of all WA Cricket staff, players, and the larger cricket community, she said that she would want to express their profound condolences to Ryan Campbell, Leontina, and their family at this difficult time, Matthews said.
Ryan Campbell’s incident has taken place after two tragic incidents in the Australian Cricket community. The untimely demise of legendary legspinner Shane Warne, who passed away in Thailand in March. Rod Marsh, another prominent figure in the history of Australian Cricket, passed away due to a heart attack just 24 hours before Warne’s passing.