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UPDATE: Tom Bowman

UPDATE:

South Rovers footballer Tom Bowman will undergo a fourth operation in Melbourne Monday as he continues to fight a superbug infection.

His father Michael says Tom is now out of ICU and on the medical ward and although he has improved there is still a long way to go.

He says following Monday's fourth operation the family is hoping to know more about where Tom is at in his battle with the superbug infection.

Tom was struck down with the infection early last week, and after an operation in Warrnambool was flown to Melbourne.


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EARLIER:

The South Rovers Football club is rallying around star player Tom Bowman who is in an induced coma in the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.

26 year old Tom pulled up fine after last Saturdays match but within 48 hours started to feel unwell.

Club President John Downie says Tom was taken to the Warrnambool hospital where he was operated on after doctors identified Tom had contracted a superbug.

He was then flown to the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne where he has undergone a second operation.

Mr Downie says Tom is in an induced coma while they try and identify the superbug.

He says his family including father Mick are by his bedside in Melbourne.

Mr Downie says the clubs thoughts and best wishes are extended to the family as they hope for a speedy recovery for their valued player.

He says it's frightening how quick it all happened.

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