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Kidney problem for Njisane

 Trinidad and Tobago ace cyclist Njisane Phillip remains hopsitalised in California, United States with what has been described as a kidney-related problem.

Phillip was hospitalised at the California Hospital Medical Centre on Friday with stomach pains but was to be moved to a specialist hospital.

Yesterday, Phillip’s stepfather, a guarded Phillip Whiteman confirmed that the cyclist had a kidney problem but added that there was “no muscle damage” to Njisane and that he was not on dialysis.

Whiteman added that tests are still being run on his stepson since the cause of the problem had not yet been ascertained.

Yesterday, some of Phillip’s fellow atheletes, including world champion 400 metres hurdler Jehue Gordon tweeted their support, Gordon encouraging people to keep the cyclist in their prayers.

Phillip is coming off major success in 2013 when he became the first T&T cyclist to win a medal in the UCI (International Cycling Union) World Cup series winning silver in the match sprint event in Manchester which he followed up with a new national and Pan American record of 9.643 seconds in the Flying 200m which is the qualifying event for the match sprint at the Aguascalientes leg of the World Cup in Mexico last December.

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