Inter Miami goalkeeper Nick Marsman suffered a serious health problem recently when he was hospitalized after being bitten by a «venomous» spider while at a zoo.
Marsman was in the hospital for three days after the spider bite, his wife, former Miss Netherlands Nathalie den Dekker, wrote in a series of expired Instagram Stories, according to TMZ Sports.
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«The downside of living in a tropical climate is that if you go to the zoo and get bitten by a poisonous spider… you end up hospitalized for three days,» said one of den Dekker’s posts.
She added: «Happy to have you back home, now get well soon.»
It is unclear which spider bit Marsman. According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the state has two main types of venomous spiders: widow spiders and recluse spiders.
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«Three species of widow spiders are native to Florida and a fourth species has been introduced. No recluse spider species is native to Florida, but three species have been intercepted and have occasionally established populations in individual buildings in scattered locations,» the department said. . says.
«Both types of spiders tend to be found in similar places, in or under objects where their presence isn’t necessarily obvious. If you’re picking up boards or firewood, reaching into storage boxes, or doing other activities that involve putting your hands in places you can’t see, you should wear gloves to avoid being bitten by a hidden spider. Also, clothing, especially if not worn for a considerable time, should be checked before wearing it, as a spider may have settled inside it.»
The Dutch goalkeeper is in his second season at Inter Miami. He has 19 saves in seven games this season. Last season, he had 67 saves in 22 games.
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He arrived from Feyenoord in the Netherlands after the 2020-21 season.