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Iker Casillas Hospitalized After Suffering Heart Attack

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

FC Porto goalkeeper, Iker Casillas, has been rushed to the hospital after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday morning.

According to Portuguese newspaper ‘A Bola’, the 37-year-old reportedly felt pain on the pitch during a training session led by Porto coach, Sergio Conceicao.

The World Cup 2010 winner is in no immediate danger, according to various reports, and it is hoped he will make a full recovery.

"Iker Casillas suffered an acute heart attack during Wednesday morning's training session," a Porto statement read.

"The training session was promptly interrupted to provide assistance to the Porto goalkeeper, who is currently at the Hospital CUF Porto.

"Casillas is doing well, he's stable and his heart problem has been resolved."

Iker Casillas Hospitalized After Suffering Heart Attack

Cassilas' former club, Real Madrid, also published a statement wishing their legend well and sending him "all the courage of the world".

"Real Madrid wants to transmit all their support to their beloved captain, Casillas.

"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," the statement read.