Sreesanth down with swine flu

Sreesanth, who was admitted to the Fortis Hospital, Mohali late on Thursday night with symptoms of swine flu, tested positive for the disease, said G S Walia, Joint Secretary of Punjab Cricket Association, in a statement on Friday.

“Sreesanth was admitted to the hospital on December 10 at 11.30 pm and was seen by the hospital physician Dr Vikas Bhutani prior to admission. Since he had persistent symptoms of cough, fever and bodyache, his throat swab was sent for H1N1 testing and the report, which came this evening, is positive,” Walia said in the statement.

The cricketer, who missed the first Twenty20 match against Sri Lanka a few days ago, has been put on Tamiflu medications, he added.

“Sreesanth will remain in the hospital for a day or two. He is recovering well and all his vital signs are normal,” said Walia.

Sreesanth, making a comeback to the national team after 18 months away, had picked up the man of the match award on his return to Test cricket in Kanpur when he took five wickets in the first innings.

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