Goalkeeper of Portuguese Giants Porto FC, Iker Casillas has suffered a heart attack during a regular training session with his teammates today.
According to reports from the club, he was immediately rushed to the hospital and he is currently in a stable condition.
A statement from Porto stated that Casillas suffered from an acute myocardial infarction during training in the morning today at the Porto Gaia training centre in Olival.
He is currently undergoing treatment at the Hospital CUF Porto.
According to Porto, his heart problem is solved now and he is stable now.
A Porto statement read:
“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.” Statement from the team read.
Casillas’ former club, Real Madrid have also sent their support to their former player.
Real Madrid’s statement read:
“Real Madrid wants to transmit all their support to their beloved captain Casillas,” the 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.”
Spanish goal Keeper, Iker Casillas won three Champions League titles, and La Liga five times, at Real Madrid.
He was also part of the national squad that won two successive European Championships, in 2008 and 2012, and the World Cup in 2010.