Ryan Campbell remains critical in hospital nearly a week on from heart attack

Ryan Campbell remains critical in hospital nearly a week on from heart attack

Netherlands coach Ryan Campbell remains in a critical condition and under heavy sedation in Royal Stoke hospital in the UK following a heart attack last weekend.

Campbell’s family released a statement to the public on Friday morning AWST updating his condition after the former Australia ODI and Western Australia wicketkeeper-batter suffered a heart attack last Saturday in Stoke-on-Trent.

“Ryan suffered a series of cardiac arrests last weekend and remains critically ill in the Royal Stoke University Hospital in the UK where he is being closely monitored 24 hours a day,” the family statement said.

“He remains heavily sedated which is likely to continue through this weekend.

“It is impossible to state our gratitude to the truly incredible staff at the hospital whose skill, care and compassion knows no bounds.

“The family would like to take this opportunity to thank all of his friends and supporters around the world for their love and support. As we are sure you can understand it is impossible to respond to all of the messages but we truly appreciate you keeping him in your thoughts and prayers.

“We will update you again when we have more news but, in the meantime, we will be grateful if you could give the family some privacy at this immensely difficult time.”

Campbell was put in an induced coma for several days following his heart attack but his brother Mark Campbell told Triple M on Wednesday that he had come out of the coma and had made several successful attempts to breathe on his own. However, doctors were concerned about his ongoing arrhythmia.

Campbell has been the coach of the Netherlands since 2017. He played two ODIs for Australia in 2002 and had a long and successful career for WA. He also played for Hong Kong in the 2016 T20 World Cup at the age of 44.

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