07/07: War on Britain: Professor May Lose Both Legs after Blast

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07/07: War on Britain: Professor May Lose Both Legs after Blast


Byline: By STEPHEN MOYES

THE devastated wife of an eminent professor told yesterday how he might lose both legs after being caught in the terror attacks.

Ellie Patsalos, 50, will find out today whether her husband Professor Philip Patsalos, 52, needs a further limb removed.

He has already had his left leg amputated after being rushed to hospital from the blast at King's Cross station.

Teary-eyed Mrs Patsalos said: "One leg is fine to lose. We are both strong and could cope with that. Philip would be okay. But two legs would be just too much.

"I am happy that he is alive of course, and compared to others we are lucky, but I cannot believe this could happen. Philip loves playing golf and badminton. This would be too much for him."

Mr Patsalos, who is an epilepsy specialist, left his wife at their pounds 1.5million mansion in Winchmore Hill, North London, for a meeting in his office at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery on Thursday.

The mum of two, who is a partner at City accountants Delloite & Touche, said: "He was in a good mood and said he look forward to seeing me later as he kissed me goodbye in bed at 7.15am.

"When I heard about the bombs I didn't worry about Philip because he had a 9am meeting in London and prides himself that he is never late. The blast on the Piccadilly Line between King's Cross and Russell Square was at 8. …

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