Iker Casillas Suffers Heart Attack In FC Porto Training, Stable In Hospital
Twitter broke out in concern as news of Iker Casillas's heart attack spread.
Iker Casillas, who led Spain to the 2010 World Cup win, suffered a heart attack during training on Wednesday, according to a statement issued by FC Porto, his current club. Casillas was rushed to hospital following the attack and is currently stable and under observation in hospital, added the FC Porto statement. The 37-year-old, who also won the 2008 and 2012 Euro Cup with Spain, is set to miss the rest of the season, according to initial reports, but is reportedly out of danger.
The statement issued by FC Porto said, "Casillas suffered an acute myocardial infarction during Wednesday morning training session held at the PortoGaia 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."
Casillas left his boyhood club Real Madrid for FC Porto in 2015.
Twitter broke out in concern as news of Casillas's heart attack spread. Gary Lineker, Mesut Ozil, Sergio Ramos, Thibaut Courtois, Gareth Bale, Kasper Schmeichel and Simon Mignolet are among the many footballers to send their wishes for a quick recovery for the goalkeeping legend.
"Courage my friend. I hope you recover quickly," former Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo posted on Instagram.
Indian national team defender Sandesh Jhingan tweeted: "Shocked to hear about the news of iker Casillas suffering from a heart attack today at Porto's training ground. I hope he is fine and i wish him a speedy recovery."
Official social media handles of football clubs, including Barcelona, longtime rivals of Real Madrid, have also expressed their shock at the incident and prayed for a quick recovery.