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Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas stable after heart attack: FC Porto

Lisbon, PTI | Updated : 02 May 2019, 07:32 AM
The veteran goalkeeper, who is now plying trade for Portuguese side FC Porto, has been rushed to hospital after suffering a heart attack during training.
The veteran goalkeeper, who is now plying trade for Portuguese side FC Porto, has been rushed to hospital after suffering a heart attack during training.

Former Real Madrid goalkeeper and Spain sensation Iker Casillas was stable in hospital after suffering a heart attack in training, his club Porto said on Wednesday. The 37-year-old, who has 167 Spain caps and played more than 500 games for Real Madrid, suffered what the Portuguese club called an "acute myocardial infarction" in training on Wednesday.

The club's statement on Wednesday afternoon said, “The session was interrupted to provide assistance. It went on that Casillas was in a Porto hospital "well, stable and his heart problem solved."

In addition to domestic honours with Real and Porto, Casillas has won one World Cup, two Euros and three Champions Leagues.  

The veteran goalkeeper, who is now plying trade for Portuguese side FC Porto, has been rushed to hospital after suffering a heart attack during training. The World Cup winner is, however, ‘out of danger’ and is ‘doing well’ as per the Portuguese club according to TVI24.

The legendary goalkeeper is now likely to be ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering the heart attack. According to reports, the iconic goalkeeper had collapsed during a training drill on Wednesday.

Casillas underwent emergency surgery and is now in a stable condition and is recovering at Hospital CUF in Porto. Iker’s former Real Madrid and Spain teammate Sergio Ramos took to social media platform Twitter to send his best wishes for the former Los Blancos and Spain captain.

First Published: Thursday, May 02, 2019 07:31 AM
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