Ryan Campbell has been in critical condition for a week after suffering a heart attack.© Twitter
Dutch national team coach Ryan Campbell has been in critical condition in a British hospital for almost a week after suffering a heart attack. According to ESPNcricinfo, Campbell’s family released a statement on Friday updating his condition after the former Australian wicketkeeper batter suffered a heart attack in Stoke-on-Trent last Saturday. “Ryan suffered a series of cardiac arrests over the weekend and remains in critical condition at the Royal Stoke University Hospital in the United Kingdom, where he is being closely monitored 24 hours a day,” the family statement said.
“He remains heavily sedated, which is likely to continue this weekend. It is impossible to express our gratitude to the truly incredible staff at the hospital whose skill, care and compassion know no bounds.
“The family would like to take this opportunity to thank all of its friends and supporters around the world for their love and support. As we can certainly understand it is impossible to reply to all posts, but we really appreciate you keeping it. in your thoughts and prayers.
“We’ll update you again when we have more news, but in the meantime, we’ll be grateful if you could give the family some privacy during this immensely difficult time.” The 50-year-old felt chest pain and difficulty breathing while out with his family on Saturday, after which he was admitted to an ICU.
Campbell was kept in an artificial coma for several days after the heart attack, but has been reported to have made it out and has made several successful attempts to breathe on his own.
The former player had traveled back to Europe from the Dutch team’s tour of New Zealand, and had visited friends and family in his home city of Perth a week before the heart attack.
Campbell was appointed as the national coach of the Netherlands in January 2017.
As a player, he represented both Australia and Hong Kong.
He played for Hong Kong in their 2016 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup campaign, becoming the oldest player to make his debut at 44 years and 30 days.
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