Iker Casillas gives health update after suffering heart attack in Porto training



Posted Thursday, May 02, 2019 by Express.co.uk

Iker Casillas gives health update after suffering heart attack in Porto training
Iker Casillas has issued a statement from his hospital bed (Image: TWITTER / GETTY)

IKER CASILLAS has given an update on his condition following his suspected heart attack this morning.

The FC Porto goalkeeper fell ill on Wednesday morning shortly after training.

According to Portuguese media, the veteran stopper suffered a heart attack.

Casillas issued a statement on Twitter on Wednesday night, in which he thanked everyone who wished him a speedy recovery.

“Everything controlled here, a big scare but with the forces intact,” his tweet read.

“Thank you very much everyone for the messages and the love.”

A Porto statement earlier in the day read: “Casillas suffered an acute myocardial infarction during Wednesday morning training session held at the Porto Gaia training centre in Olival.

"The work session was promptly interrupted to provide assistance to the Porto goalkeeper, who is currently at the Hospital CUF Porto.

“Casillas is well, stable and his heart problem [is] solved."

Iker Casillas gives health update after suffering heart attack in Porto training
Iker Casillas issued an update on his condition on Twitter on Wednesday night (Image: TWITTER)

Casillas received a slew of well wishes from clubs around the world, including one from his old side Real Madrid.

"Real Madrid wants to transmit all their support to their beloved captain Casillas," A Real Madrid statement read. "Casillas has taught us throughout his professional career to overcome the most incredible challenges to enhance the glory of our club.

"It has taught us that giving up does not fit into our philosophy of life and has shown us countless times that being stronger the harder the challenge is, the way to achieve victory.

"Real Madrid want to see their eternal captain recovered as soon as possible and send him all the courage of the world."



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