Iker Casillas suffers heart attack

Written by on May 1, 2019

Iker Casillas suffered an acute myocardial infarction during Wednesday morning training session held at the Porto Gaia Training and Training Center in Olival.

Porto confirmed the news this afternoon:

Iker Casillas suffered an acute myocardial infarction during Wednesday morning training session held at the PortoGaia Training and Training Center in Olival.

The work session was promptly interrupted to provide assistance to the FC Porto goalkeeper, who is currently at the Hospital CUF Porto. Casillas is well, stable and his heart problem solved.

The 37-year old Spanish goalkeeper was rushed to Porto’s CUF Hospital this morning, but the club says he is out of danger and in a stable condition. The work session was promptly interrupted to provide assistance to the FC Porto goalkeeper, who is currently at the Hospital CUF Porto. Casillas is well, stable and his heart problem solved.

Casillas’ last game was on Friday last, when he played the full 90-minutes of Porto’s 2-2 draw with Rio Ave. The 2010 World Cup-winner had recently renewed his contract with the Primeira Liga champions, which would see him remain with the club past his 40th birthday. He said at the time of that contract extension that he’d like to finish his career with Porto.

Casillas captained Spain when they won their first ever World Cup in 2010 following an extra-time victory over the Netherlands in South Africa. He’d go on to win a further two Champions League titles with Real, before leaving for Porto in the summer of 2015.  The last of his 167 international caps came in Spain’s last-16 exit to Italy at Euro 2016, but he hadn’t ruled out a return to Luis Enrique’s squad.

Since joining the Portuguese giants, he’s gone on to make 156 appearances for the club.

 

 


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