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