Former Proteas spinner Pat Symcox is recovering in ICU after undergoing surgery on Tuesday.
Posting to his social media accounts, Symcox reassured fans and followers that he was fine after surgery that included having a stent insertion.
Stents are pieces of wire mesh inserted into arteries to hold them open and encourage free blood flow.
“All is fine, the stent insertion was successful. It seems as though I’m going to be right as rain in a couple of days,” Symcox told his followers. “All is good. Thanks so much to everyone for your thoughts, wishes, prayers and caring for me.”
Symcox revealed the stent was required after doctors discovered a blockage in the artery in his leg.
“What actually happened was they found a blockage in my artery in my leg … at the top of my knee, in that area. So they had to go in and put a stent in. When I spoke to the doctor afterwards she said she was happy that it was successful.
“I’m fine, I can feel my foot is warm. I’d be able to walk further… [on Tuesday] I was really battling to walk, I could feel tingling in my foot. It was irritating and it was going blue, so I had to have the stent put in.”