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Monday, September 13, 1999 Published at 19:00 GMT 20:00 UK

Sport: Football

QPR's Kulcsar home after meningitis scare

Kulcsar was admitted to hospital on Wednesday after feeling unwell

Queens Park Rangers midfielder George Kulcsar, who was diagnosed with viral meningitis last week, has returned home to his family in London.

The English First Divison club say the 32-year-old Australian international, who was diagnosed as having the non-fatal strain of the disease, is recovering well.

They thanked the thousands of fans who had passed on best wishes to the player.

QPR have now re-opened their training ground after last week's scare and the first team squad are back in training for their game at Fulham on Saturday.


A collection will be held for the Meningitis Research Foundation and the organisation will feature in the match programme to explain the facts about the disease.

The meningitis file
Kulcsar is likely to make full recovery from the disease.

He had the viral strain of the disease and not the deadly meningococcal variety - a potentially fatal strain of bacterial meningitis.

Gavin Peacock, Karl Ready and Matthew Rose have all been released from hospital after displaying similar symptons to 32-year-old Australian Kulcsar.

Match re-arranged

Hungarian-born Kulcsar was rushed to intensive care after being diagnosed on Thursday.

The club was forced to postoned its First Division match with Sheffield United on Saturday and close both their Loftus Road ground in the west London, and their training ground in nearby Acton.

The fixture will be rescheduled.

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