Colombia‘s number one tennis player Santiago Giraldo revealed that he was scared for his health following his second surgery in less than 36 hours.
The athlete went into his initial surgery Thursday for “a diagnosis of perforated appendicitis with peritonitis,” and after breaking out in fever during recovery, doctors found an abnormal infection Friday, reported newspaper El Tiempo.
Giraldo, ranked number 43 in the ATP World Tour tennis classifications, was then forced to go under the knife once again.
“It was tough. During surgery I was not as nervous. Nevertheless, the day I got really scared was when I realized that they had to reenter after I broke out in a fever on Friday. I actually fell to the floor and was very concerned about my health,” said Giraldo.
According to the hospital Giraldo is currently in “good health” but has no set time for recovery, although he is likely to miss the remainder of the season.
“Today (Sunday) I felt better, but I felt some nausea. At the moment, I think I’ll be here at the clinic for at least two or three more days,” said Colombia’s tennis star.