Thursday, February 8, 2018

South United’s Shanthosh diagnosed with Guillain–Barré syndrome

South United’s, Shanthosh Kumar, who was admitted to hospital after suddenly falling sick on January 31 has been diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS). He is still in hospital. 

Doctors have confirmed the condition is not related to sports, however, they are unable to diagnose a specific reason of the illness. The 96-born Shanthosh was diagnosed after multiple tests. 

Sharan Parikh, Director, South United said, "We are all keenly awaiting for Santhosh's recovery. His condition is still critical, but the doctors state that there have been positive signs of recovery, though it is a long road yet."

His condition has showed considerable improvement, though he is still in a critical stage. 

Speaking to the media in a press conference, South United announced that should Shanthosh unable to continue his football career, they will offer him a job in the company.

Meanwhile, South United has taken the responsibility for his medical bills up to the amount of INR 9 Lakhs.

Pranav Trehan, South United CEO is personally paying attention and have been part of the counselling sessions with the doctors in the past 3-4 days. He further added, “He has a certain amount of sensation in his limbs, which is a great sign. He has been on the ventilator intermittently, which is also a positive sign. He is still critical but encouraged by the positive signs and are keenly awaiting for his further recovery."