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Rumour File: Port Melbourne footballer Sam O’Sullivan survives superbug

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RUMOUR FILE EXCLUSIVE

Shocked doctors have saved a Melbourne footballer from a rare and deadly superbug .

It’s believed Sam O’Sullivan, who plays VFL football for Port Melbourne, is the first person in the world to retain his infected limb after contracting Necrotizing Myositis.

NM BY THE NUMBERS

  • 21 known cases
  • 7 survivors
  • 1 (Sam) retained the limb

It started with flu-like symptoms and shin-soreness and quickly descended into no sensation.

Sam underwent surgery for compartment syndrome – ‘Then they opened my leg up and got the shock of their life’.

Click play to hear Sam tell his amazing story to Ross and John

 

 

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