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Feb 27, 2013

Paintsil released from hospital

Ghana international John Paintsil has been released from hospital after suffering from exhaustion and dehydration.

Paintsil, 31, was admitted to a hospital in the Ghanaian capital of Accra just a few days after he was arrested and bailed over an alleged assault on his wife.

The former West Ham and Fulham defender has been sent home to recover.

"John Paintsil was unfortunately hospitalised this morning suffering from exhaustion and dehydration," read a statement published on the Ghana FA website. "He received medical care at a hospital in Accra this morning and he has been released to go home to continue with his recovery.

"The past five days have taken a severe emotional toll on the entire Paintsil family, Richlove and John especially, and that toll manifested itself in the unfortunate incident this morning.

"The Paintsil family is immensely grateful to the Government of Ghana and the Ghana Football Association for the big support they have given and continue to give the family.

"We ask the media to give the entire family privacy during this difficult time."

Paintsil joined Israeli side Hapoel Tel Aviv last summer and featured for Ghana at this year's African Nations Cup.

Information from the Press Association was used in this report.