England international Wright fears dengue fever after return from India
16:59 GMT, 7 May 2012
England and Sussex all-rounder Luke Wright has undergone blood tests amid fears he has contracted Dengue Fever during his spell in the Indian Premier League.
The 27-year-old signed with Pune Warriors for the Twenty20 competition, but returned home late last month for his uncle's funeral.
He had planned to rejoin the franchise team in time for Tuesday's clash with Rajasthan Royals but delayed his return after suffering with illness.
Fever: Luke Wright fears he has contracted the illness in India
He wrote on his Twitter page: 'Can't remember feeling as bad as I have the last few days. Had to have a doc come to the house as I have a serious fever.
'Got to go to A&E this morning for blood test! They think I may have picked up Dengue Fever in India. What ever it is I hope it goes very soon.'
He later added: 'Still waiting on the blood results but on top of everything I also have a really bad case of Tonsillitis too!'
Wright has played just one match in this season's IPL, in which he bowled two overs for 24 runs.
Most people make a full recovery from dengue fever, which is spread by mosquitos, although treatment can last for several weeks. In the worst case the virus can cause blood vessels to leak or abnormal blood clotting.