Nicolas Colsaerts, a Belgian golfer, is hospitalized because he suffers from primary membranous nephropathy, a chronic inflammatory disease of the glomeruli accompanied by a progressive deterioration of renal function. The 39-year-old from Schaerbeek gave the news on his social channels.
"My last weeks - he explained - have been a journey that I would not wish anyone to undertake. The first symptoms: swollen ankles. After a first hospitalization they discovered some fluid in a lung. It took a week in the hospital to understand what I really had.
And now the hope is that my body can respond to the treatment undertaken"
Nicolas Colsaerts, statements
With a video from the hospital like this Colsaerts - who in 2012 played and won the Ryder Cup with Europe - wanted to tell about his difficult moment.
A new career as a mental coach, alongside some of the best golfers in the world to drag them to success and support them in times of difficulty. This is what Michael Phelps, the most decorated athlete in the history of the Olympics, seems to have undertaken (also in the name of friendship).
A great golf enthusiast, many now define him as the "secret weapon" of green totems such as Jon Rahm, number one in the world ranking, and Jordan Spieth, the Texan who, after a long period of crisis, is back in 2021 to amaze.
"He's a good guy, he's been through a lot as a sportsman and he's the greatest Olympian of all time with a lot of tricks up his sleeve. I'm not going to reveal what I asked him but I can say that he has helped me a lot in the last period.
" These are the revelations of the Spaniard Rahm. For the legendary swimmer, nicknamed 'the Baltimore Shark', important words also came from Spieth, today 12 / o in the world ranking. "The mental aspect is something I've worked on a lot with him lately.
I'm really lucky to have him around. Besides, he's a great lover of golf and having him now more and more in our world is an added value." This is the opinion of Spieth who yesterday, alongside Phelps, played the Pro-Am of the BMW Championship, the second event of the Play-Offs of the Pga Tour starting today in Owing Mills (USA), Maryland.