It has been reported by the Portuguese media, that former Real Madrid and Spanish goalkeeper, Iker Casillas has been admitted to the hospital after the legendary goalkeeper suffered a heart attack in training with his current team FC Porto.
Porto were training for their upcoming league encounter vs Aves, when the incident took place.
Casillas is said to be in a stable condition now, but is said to be in no condition to play or train and should be missing the rest of the season with Porto. Porto currently sit 2nd in the league, just 2 points behind Benfica, and Casillas’s absence might turn out to be difference in what could be a great season for the team from Porto. Porto are left with 3 league games, and also a Portuguese Cup Final vs Sporting, which will be mark the end of the season for Porto.
Casillas holds a special place in Spanish hearts after leading the Spanish National Team to 3 consecutive triumphs, starting with Euro 2008, which was followed by their first ever World Cup win in 2010, and successfully defending their European crown in 2012. Apart from the national team victories, Casillas is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers to ever grace the football pitch, and won three Champions League titles with his boyhood club, Real Madrid, along with five La Lia titles, and two Copa Del Reys.
Iker Casillas moved to Porto in 2015, after a fallout with Real Madrid. Since his move, Casillas has won the Portuguese title once, and remains Porto’s number 1 goalkeeper, at the age of 37. Casillas was in goal for Porto in their Quarter Final loss against Liverpool.
The entire football world has sent out their best wishes for St. Iker, and desperately await an official confirmation regarding his recovery. Even the likes of Rafael Nadal, Sergio Ramos and Diogo Dalot sent in their well-wishes.