5-time Olympic gold medalist Ian Thorpe hospitalized with infections
Australian Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe is in the intensive care unit after contracting two infections stemming from multiple shoulder surgeries, according to ESPN.
Thorpe's agent, James Erskine, said the situation was not life-threatening, but that Thorpe would not be able to swim competitively again.
"It's serious but it's not life-threatening," Erskine told Australian Associated Press. "He's contracted two forms of bugs in [the] hospital. He's undergone two or three operations over the last two months so ... I mean bad luck. He's quite sick but that's the situation."
Thorpe collected five Olympic gold medals and eleven World Championship golds in his career before retiring in 2006. He attempted to make a comeback in 2011, but failed to make Australia's Olympic team. SI: STRIKE CONTINUES AT RIO 2016 OLYMPIC VENUES