Ollie Wines Was Pulled From Port’s Awful Loss to Melbourne With Heart Palpitations That Left Him Hospitalised With Nausea and Dizziness
By OLLIE LEWIS
– Ollie Wines suffered heart palpitations during Port Adelaide’s loss to Melbourne
– The Brownlow winner was withdrawn after a bout of nausea on Thursday night
– Further tests have shown that he suffered a heart irregularity during the game
– Port confirmed Wines is no longer in hospital but will remain under observation
Port Adelaide have confirmed that Ollie Wines suffered heart palpitations during their embarrassing defeat by Melbourne, resulting in his withdrawal in the first half of the game.
Wines, 27, left the field of play and was taken to hospital after a bout of nausea and dizziness during the crushing loss by the premiers, having played just 27 minutes on Thursday night.
Further tests have found that the Brownlow medal winner also suffered heart palpitations and the Power confirmed he will undergo further tests to monitor the situation.
Ollie Wines was withdrawn from Port’s defeat by Melbourne after suffering heart palpitations
‘Port Adelaide midfielder Ollie Wines has spent the night in hospital following last night’s loss to Melbourne,’ a club statement read.
‘The Brownlow Medallist was subbed out of the game at half time after feeling unwell.
‘He is currently still in hospital with a heart irregularity – the cause of which is undetermined and will be investigated over the coming days.
‘Wines remains well and in good spirits.
The Brownlow winner played just 27 minutes after a bout of nausea and the Power confirmed that further tests showed a heart irregularity
Pressure is mounting on Ken Hinkley after Port suffered their fourth successive defeat
‘A further update will be provided once more information becomes available.’
The club have since announced that Wines is no longer in hospital and will remain under observation.
Thursday’s chastening defeat has piled more pressure on under-fire coach Ken Hinkley, with the club now 0-4 and way off the pace.
Despite this, a defiant Hinkley insists that his side can still play finals footy this year.
‘Absolutely (we’re optimistic). Why not? We haven’t had everything the way we want, but it’s a long season. I get that people are going to question my belief, but I’m strong in it. I think we can absolutely move forward and improve quickly.’