After spending almost three weeks at the NHS Royal Stoke University Hospital in the UK following a cardiac arrest over the Easter weekend, Ryan was discharged from hospital on Thursday 5th May.
Follow-up tests have shown no damage to the heart and doctors have categorically excluded the possibility of a heart attack as the cause of the cardiac arrest. With the cause still unknown, doctors however cannot rule out a delayed response to infection, knowing that Ryan suffered from a lower respiratory tract infection in November 2021 as well as COVID-19 in February 2022.
His cardiac surgeon expects him to make a full recovery and to re-join the Dutch team in his capacity as head coach later this summer.
On leaving the hospital Campbell said:
“I want to take this opportunity to thank the amazing doctors and nurses at the Royal Stoke Hospital critical care unit for their incredible professionalism, kindness and compassion. I also want to thank Beci Bassett, a parent at the adventure playground in Cheshire who immediately administered CPR. Her courage and quick intervention quite simply saved my life.
“My wife Leontina was at my bedside hour after hour and kept our families informed of my progress. She dealt bravely with every development thrown her way. LT, I thank you and love you.
“LT was joined early on by my great mate Simon Millington, who flew out from Nevada to be there for her and her family and assisted them throughout the ordeal. For this I will be eternally grateful.
“Finally, I want to say a big thank you to all my well-wishers from around the world. The amount of messages of love and support my family and I received was extremely humbling.”
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