Wellens to IC following heart complications
Posted 08 January 2012 - 08:09 PM
Drama on the day of the Belgian championship: apparently Bart Wellens has been admitted to the hospital IC unit following an acute infection of the heart. He had started suffered suffering from the onset of a regular flu and fever yesterday afternoon, but as the fever kept rising he was brought to the local hospital, which transported him to the general hospital in Antwerp a little later. Apparently the infection had affected his heart, leading to multiple organ failure and Wellens having to fight for his life. After an uneasy night, his situation appears to have stabilized and Wellens has regained consciousness.
There is no telling what this will do to the long-term plans as a professional sportsman for the 33-year old (I suppose it'll have to depend on how critical the damage was) but it's more than clear that his season is over. All the best to Bart and his family.
Posted 16 January 2012 - 02:57 PM
Posted 06 February 2012 - 12:13 PM
Of course that may not mean much, since Wellens is generally a cheerful guy. To be continued?