Phillips showing signs of improvement

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC-Trinidad and Tobago top cyclist Njisane Phillip is showing signs of improvement in California, USA, after being hospitalised on Friday with stomach pains, his step father Phillip Whiteman has said.

Njisane Phillip
Njisane Phillip

Njisane, who was warded at the California Hospital Medical Center, was moved to a specialist hospital on Tuesday for further examinations.

Doctors were scheduled to do more tests in an effort to determine the cause of Phillip’s illness.

Local media quoted Whiteman as saying the pain had eased and that Njisane is more comfortable after taking antibiotics.

Whiteman and Njisane’s mother, Vere Whiteman were due to leave Trinidad yesterday to visit him in California.

This incident has delayed Phillip’s preparations for the UCI Cycling World Cup leg three in Guadalajara, Mexico, carded for January 17-19.

He won silver in the men’s sprint event at leg one of the World Cup in England from November 1-3, becoming the first T&T cyclist to win a medal at the Cycling World Cup.

A month later at leg two of the World Cup in Aguascalientes, Mexico, Njisane did not win any medals, but performed creditably, breaking his own national record.

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