Wilander rushed to hospital after fall

Last Updated: Tue, Jan 17, 2012 09:20 hrs

Melbourne: Seven-times grand slam champion Mats Wilander was rushed to hospital in Melbourne after suffering a fall in his apartment at the weekend.

"He had an accident in his apartment and as a consequence of that he was taken to hospital," a producer from sports broadcaster Eurosport told Reuters on Tuesday.

Eurosport were to have employed Wilander as a television analyst at the Australian Open.

"He had a (problem) with his kidney, but it's becoming fine," he said.

A Facebook page for his company Wilander on Wheels said the fall had caused internal bleeding.

"The bleeding has ceased as of 7 am (0800 GMT) this morning. He will be out of commission for a while," it said.

The 47-year-old Swede won three Australian Opens among his seven singles grand slam titles.

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