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NEW DELHI: Decathlete P.J. Vinod, who was stricken with chicken pox while in Guangzhou for the Asian Games, is expected to return home on Friday.
Vinod suffered a black-out on the first day of the decathlon competition after the first five events, and was first removed to the medal room in the stadium and later taken to hospital. He was initially reported to have fever, but it was later diagnosed that he was suffering from chicken pox.
Since the disease is contagious he was isolated in the hospital and was advised to stay on in Guangzhou, with the Indian embassy officials co-ordinating efforts with Chinese authorities for his comfortable stay.
Incidentally, 400m hurdles gold medal winner Joseph Abraham was Vinod's room-mate in the Games Village.
An Athletics Federation of India (AFI) spokesman said on Thursday that Vinod had reportedly recovered from his illness and had been looked after well. The Indian athletics team returned home last Sunday in two batches.
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