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Njisane to get medical report today

Monday, February 3, 2014

National cyclist Njisane Phillip will learn today if doctors at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in California, USA, are any closer to discovering what caused him to be admitted and ultimately warded at hospital for seven days back in January.


Phillip kept his appointment with nephrologist Dr Steven Sawelson and urologist Dr Timothy Lesser at the medical facility last Thursday where new tests were conducted.


His visit came 20 days after being given the all clear to be discharged and return to the comfort of his family.


Successful results from a Lasix renal scan and steadily dropping creatinine levels convinced the medical team to clear the Olympic cyclist for discharge.


Even so, his return to training with could not be as immediate as he had hoped.


In a telephone interview yesterday, Phillip described today as a big day. He will meet with his medical team in hope of finally getting answers to what led to the ailment that took him off his feet. 


His training and management teams have been called to council to discuss the possibility of him representing T&T at the UCI Track World Championships in Colombia scheduled to start on February 26, in Colombia.


He said, “Physically, I’m still weak. I’ve lost a lot of weight–15 pounds. I’m now starting to put on weight. I’ve only gained seven (pounds) back, so far. Everybody is working hand-in-hand to get me back to where I need to be.” SN