Australia coach Lehmann taken to hospital with thrombosis

Published 01/23/2016, 9:30 AM EST
Cricket – Australia Nets – Kia Oval – 18/8/15 Australia coach Darren Lehmann during the training session Action Images via Reuters / Philip Brown Livepic/Files

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia coach Darren Lehmann has been taken to hospital suffering from deep vein thrombosis, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Saturday.

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Lehmann, 45, reported a swollen left calf to team medical staff before the fifth one-day international against India in Sydney on Saturday and was sent for a scan.

He was admitted to hospital for observation overnight during the India innings and will receive treatment for the condition.

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“Darren is stable but he has been advised not to fly in the short term and will therefore require a layoff before he can return to coaching,” CA’s chief medical officer John Orchard said in a statement.

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Lehmann’s wife Andrea was told of the situation and the Australia players were informed after Saturday’s match which India won by six wickets to claim a consolation victory in a series they lost 4-1.

Batting coach Michael Di Venuto will take charge of the side for the three-match Twenty20 series against India starting on Tuesday in Adelaide.

“Our first thoughts and concerns are obviously with Darren and his family — health is more important than any cricket match,” said Pat Howard, CA’s executive general manager of team performance.

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“We will assess the situation on the basis of medical advice and with Darren’s best interests in mind over the coming days.”

(Reporting by Ed Osmond in London; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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