Iker Casillas rushed to hospital after suffering heart attack

Iker Casillas rushed to hospital after suffering heart attack

Ex-Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has been rushed to hospital after suffering a suspected heart attack during training.

Fortunately, the Spain world cup winner's condition is said to have stabilised and is out of any imminent danger after being taken into care earlier in the day.

Iker Casillas rushed to hospital after suffering heart attack

Iker Casillas of Spain celebrates victory during the UEFA EURO 2012 semi final match between Portugal and Spain at Donbass Arena on June 27, 2012 in Donetsk, Ukraine

According to Independent the veteran keeper was taken from the field feeling unwell during Porto training.

Maisfutebol, reports that Casillas underwent surgery but is now conscious and out of harm's way.

The Spaniard suffered a myocardial infarction and was subjected to cardiac catheterization — the insertion of a catheter into chamber or vessel of the heart.

Casillas started his career at Real Madrid in 1990 playing for the junior team.

He joined the senior team in 1997, made his debut the following season (1998).

The Spanish international has won two champions league and five La Liga titles.

Casillas name is in history books as the third captain after Franz Beckenbauer and Didier Deschamps, to win the World Cup, the Champions League trophy and the European Championship trophy.

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Source: Yen

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