Mats Wilander in a hospital after a fall at his Melbourne apartment

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
I hope that Mats has a speedy recovery.

Mats Wilander has lacerated kidney

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Former champion Mats Wilander has been admitted to a hospital in Melbourne following a fall on the eve of the Australian Open.

The 47-year-old Swede is being treated for a laceration to one of his kidneys, according to a post on the Facebook page for his company, Wilander on Wheels.

The post says the internal bleeding stopped on Monday but Wilander will be "out of commission for a while."

Wilander, who won three Australian Opens among his seven Grand Slam singles titles, fell at his apartment in Melbourne late Saturday. He was scheduled to host a daily highlight show for television channel Eurosport at this year's tournament.
http://espn.go.com/tennis/aus12/story/_/id/7470044/mats-wilander-hospital-fall-melbourne
 

SusanDK

Semi-Pro
Mats posted this to his personal Facebook page yesterday:

"I wanted to give everyone an update on my condition as I have heard there are rumors swirling....Late on Saturday I sustained a fall in my apartment which caused me to be taken to a local hospital in Melbourne. I have a laceration to ONE of my kidneys. This caused internal bleeding. The bleeding has ceased as of 7 AM this morning. I will be out of commission for a while. I will keep you updated on my condition if things change. Thanks for everyone's concerns and enjoy the Open!"

Hope he has a quick recovery.
 
Are you suggesting something like a knife wound from a dispute? I have met Mats and he is a great guy. I would wait for Mats to give details of what happened.
I have met him a few times, dating back to the early 1990s. Yes, great guy. Bit of a coke hound and a drinker back in those days, but that's no secret.

I am not suggesting a knife wound. He is not the type to get into a knife fight. I am not suggesting anything. I am envisioning that it was not a fall inside his apartment.

For all we know it could have been one of those criminal organ harvesters who failed at an attempt to steal ONE of his kidneys. I hope he is okay. I do not know him well enough to call him or email him.

I know he's had some personal challenges and he's a healthy, positive guy. He probably fell on something which lacerated his kidney. I'm sure it was embarrassing, so he has not come out with details about the fall....or what broke his fall.
 

ollinger

G.O.A.T.
Had to be a hell of a fall; kidneys are high enough up in the abdomen that the ribs mostly protect them. They're also somewhat posterior so simply falling forward isn't likely to affect them.
 

PrinceMoron

Legend
I have been in a hospital, but I have never been in hospital.

If you think you have been in school, but learnt nothing, then you have only been in a school.
 

Limpinhitter

G.O.A.T.
Had to be a hell of a fall; kidneys are high enough up in the abdomen that the ribs mostly protect them. They're also somewhat posterior so simply falling forward isn't likely to affect them.
Perhaps a slip and then a landing with his flank on a hard object like the edge of a coffee table could have done it. But, he didn't provide that kind of detail.
 

equinox

Hall of Fame
Speculating, A high class escort could've beat him with her louis vuitton bag, when he gave her the "I'm a famous tennis player" line and offered her free vip box tickets.
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
WILANDER OUT OF HOSPITAL AFTER BLOOD TRANSFUSION

Associated Press Sportsupdated 8:05 p.m. ET Jan. 18, 2012

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Former champion Mats Wilander has left hospital in Melbourne after receiving a blood tranfusion following a fall in his apartment on the eve of the Australian Open.

A post on the Facebook page for his company, Wilander on Wheels, says the 47-year-old Swede is "healing properly" after lacerating one of his kidneys during the fall late Saturday. He was given 3 litres (6.34 pints) of blood in hospital.

Wilander, who won the Australian Open three times among his seven Grand Slam singles titles, is hoping he can resume hosting a daily highlight show for television channel Eurosport at this year's tournament. He will be unable to play tennis for a month.
http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/46048723/ns/sports-tennis/
 

SusanDK

Semi-Pro
Associated Press Sportsupdated 8:05 p.m. ET Jan. 18, 2012

A post on the Facebook page for his company, Wilander on Wheels, says the 47-year-old Swede is "healing properly" after lacerating one of his kidneys during the fall late Saturday. He was given 3 litres (6.34 pints) of blood in hospital.
The post from the Facebook page:

"To give everyone an update on Mats condition....Mats has been released from the hospital and is recovering at a hotel. In the end, Mats received a blood transfusion of 3 units of blood (a little less than a liter) and accepted the transfusion well! He is healing properly and hopes to be on his feet shortly for GAME SET MATS! He will not be playing tennis for at least one month. WOW's schedule for the month of February will need to be postponed. WOW is hopeful to resume operations sometime in March.......Thanks for everyones concerns and well wishes! See you at the OPEN."

Even the AP cannot quote correctly!
 

galain

Hall of Fame
For all we know it could have been one of those criminal organ harvesters who failed at an attempt to steal ONE of his kidneys. I hope he is okay. I do not know him well enough to call him or email him.
I tend to agree with this - it's the main reason I left Melbourne. Too many damn times, I'd wake up minus a body part...
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
I have met him a few times, dating back to the early 1990s. Yes, great guy. Bit of a coke hound and a drinker back in those days, but that's no secret.

I am not suggesting a knife wound. He is not the type to get into a knife fight. I am not suggesting anything. I am envisioning that it was not a fall inside his apartment.

For all we know it could have been one of those criminal organ harvesters who failed at an attempt to steal ONE of his kidneys. I hope he is okay. I do not know him well enough to call him or email him.

I know he's had some personal challenges and he's a healthy, positive guy. He probably fell on something which lacerated his kidney. I'm sure it was embarrassing, so he has not come out with details about the fall....or what broke his fall.
I met him a few years ago. He still enjoys a Wolf's Foot (Swedish name for a Cranberry and Absolut). And yes, he is a great guy, one of the most personable. I hope he recovers very quickly.
 

SusanDK

Semi-Pro
He still enjoys a Wolf's Foot (Swedish name for a Cranberry and Absolut).
I learned something new. :) One of my favorite drinks is vodka and cranberry juice, and I had no idea they had a name for the drink in Sweden. I will try to remember that the next time I'm there. Thanks, Rabbit!
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
I learned something new. :) One of my favorite drinks is vodka and cranberry juice, and I had no idea they had a name for the drink in Sweden. I will try to remember that the next time I'm there. Thanks, Rabbit!
Mind you, Mats didn't tell me that. I was in Destin on vacation this summer and played tennis with a guy who was from Sweden. I was telling him about it and he told me that the name was "vargens fot".
 

PrinceMoron

Legend
Fell in the shower.
False alarm.

Gonna be okay.
That is what Fred Perry thought. Fell getting out of the bath and that was it.

"Fred Perry, the last British tennis player to win the men's singles title at Wimbledon, died in a Melbourne hospital yesterday, writes Mark Burton. Perry, who was 85, suffered broken ribs in a fall in his hotel bathroom on Sunday and his condition deteriorated quickly."
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/fred-perry-wimbledons-true-champion-dies-at-85-1571215.html
 
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