Iker Casillas: Spain & Porto Goalkeeper ‘Recovering in Hospital After Suffering Heart Attack
Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas is “stable and well” after suffering a heart attack in training, Porto have confirmed.
The 37-year-old is “stable” in hospital and remains under observation.
“Iker Casillas suffered an acute heart attack during this Wednesday’s training session,” Porto said in a statement on their official website.
“The session was quickly halted so medical assistance could be provided to the Porto goalkeeper, who is currently in the CUF Porto hospital. Casillas is ok, stable and the heart problem has been resolved.”
Former club Real Madrid also released a statement on Casillas’ behalf.
“Real Madrid C. F. wishes to offer its full support to our beloved captain Iker Casillas.
“Iker Casillas has shown us how to overcome the most incredible challenges throughout his professional career, adding significantly to our club’s successes.
“He’s shown us that giving up has no place in our way of life and demonstrated time and again that staying strong during the hardest of challenges is the only path to victory.
“Real Madrid C. F. and all of madridismo look forward to seeing our legendary captain back in good health as soon as possible and we send him all the encouragement in the world,” the Real Madrid statement read.
The 167-time capped Spain international, who turns 38 later this month, signed a new deal with the Portuguese club in March.
He famously captained his country to their first and only World Cup win in 2010 as well as the 2008 and 2012 European Championship titles.