Colin Lloyd recovering after being struck down by deadly infection

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Former world number one Colin Lloyd has revealed that he became a “quivering heap” after being struck down by the life-threatening condition of sepsis. In an exclusive interview with the Daily Mirror, Lloyd, 43, revealed that the infection was brought on by a bout of pneumonia, which he was completely unaware of having.

Lloyd revealed: “All of a sudden I really started shivering and felt absolutely freezing, even my teeth were chattering. I went back to bed and pulled on extra blankets. Being a typical bloke I thought I’d just sweat it out. I was drifting in and out of sleep and my wife Carol kept taking my temperature , it was 39.7.”

Lloyd has visited Colchester’s Castle Park on the preceding day with his wife Carol, and when he returned he felt unwell. He was still suffering with similar symptoms 24 hours later, therefore decided to visit Colchester’s walk-in medical centre.

Upon examination, ‘Jaws’ was immediately transferred to Colchester General Hospital’s accident and emergency medical department.

He told the Daily Mirror: “After two minutes they whacked me on a table and put a line into me. They didn’t muck about, they got onto it straight away, and put an oxygen mask on me. I was a little bit incoherent. There was a doctor with me within seconds taking my pulse, checking my heartbeat.” Continue reading “Colin Lloyd recovering after being struck down by deadly infection”


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