Fontanka.ru (and subsequently, eSports.lv) published some very disturbing allegations today. I'm sure you will stumble upon them anyway sometime in the next few days so I'm putting a summary of them up here right now. Please bear in mind that they have not been confirmed to be true - Ernests has neither affirmed nor denied them.
I hope for Ernie's sake that this is not true and just a mean-spirited rumour. Take with a very, very big grain of salt - you will need it.
Ernests allegedly cut open a vein in his arm on the night of 23/24 October after his loss to Murray. It occurred in Hotel Europe, where he stayed in St Petersburg. He was reported to have lost a lot of blood in the hotel and at the Medem clinic, where he was rushed. Fontanka.ru claimed to have verified that Ernests checked into the clinic, but the medical staff said that information will only be released to relatives.
UPDATE: eSports.lv has updated its article to say that it's an accident and not a deliberate injury. Still no word from the Gulbis camp.
guess what? the link doesn't function anymore. this is even more confusing, because i considered this site a good source for news about ernests.
i read about this horrifying news on z's site, last night. i'm a zombie right now, because i didn't get any sleep at all. i would really like to know something official, no matter how crazy or embarrassing it could be. at this point i figure that if it was a joke or prank or something like that, it would have to be the masterpiece of a truly deranged individual. if it did happen (accident or not), it's even scarier and not having anything 'official' could lead to things getting out of control.
i’m for privacy and completely separating the professional from the personal BUT a short and compelling (as in rigorous i'm thinking) press release stating what has happened and how he is right now, in simple words would calm everybody down and would put an end to speculations.
it is going to be very difficult, for me at least, to just wait for something official, and I hope they will do make one.
all i can say is get well soon, ernests!
take care everybody.
the site itself doesn't function at all, not just the initial link. at least here. can anyone get on esports.lv at this time?