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Watch Australian Olympic Swimmer Ian Thorpe in Intensive Care News Video

Ian Thorpe remains in intensive care as a serious but not life-threatening infection damages his dreams of ever swimming competitively again.

“The 31-year-old five-time Olympic gold medallist contracted the bugs after undergoing a series of operations on his shoulder at a hospital near his home in the Swiss town of Ronco sopra Ascona.

“He has returned to Sydney and is receiving treatment at an intensive care ward.

“Thorpe has received a number of visitors in hospital and is said to be in good spirits, despite the apparent seriousness of his illness.

“It’s serious but it’s not life-threatening,” Thorpe’s agent James Erskine told AAP.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/

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