Friday, March 15, 2013

Natalie Gulbis withdraws with Malaria

Natalie Gulbis has withdrawn from this week's RR Donnelly LPGA Founders Cup tournament as she recovers from Malaria.

The LPGA  and  Gulbis' management firm, announced that Gulbis became ill while playing in Singapore at the beginning of the month.

Initially it was reported that she was ill with flu-like symptoms. She was then treated and cleared to fly home.
It wasn't until her illness persisted, that she was diagnosed with Malaria.

"Natalie continues to be treated at home and is expected to be at full strength in three weeks."

Gulbis hopes to return in time for the LPGA's first major championship, the Kraft Nabisco.

The LPGA said a healthcare provider would be on site this week in Phoenix in order to draw blood and provide assistance to any players, caddies or family members who were in Singapore and wish to be screened.

Gulbis, who has struggled with back pain for a number of seasons, finally
appeared to be healthy before contacting this illness. I am sure you will all join me in wishing her a speedy recovery.

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