The 37-year-old goalkeeper is currently recovering at the hospital and, obviously, is expected to miss the remainder of the season while he fully heals.
Portuguese outlet A Bola claims the veteran Spaniard was in a lot of pain during the training session, even though he’s in no immediate danger and is expected to fully recover from this scary moment rather sooner than later.
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“Iker Casillas suffered an acute heart attack during Wednesday morning’s training session. 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,” the club confirmed in a statement (via Marca).
Players from all over the world and even some of his former rivals have quickly emerged to wish him a full and speedy recovery, and even his beloved Real Madrid went on to release a statement regarding the situation:
“Real Madrid CF wants to transmit all their support to their beloved captain Iker Casillas. Iker Casillas has taught us throughout his professional career to overcome the most incredible challenges to enhance the glory of our club. He has taught us that surrendering does not fit into our philosophy of life and has shown us countless times that being stronger no matter how hard the challenge is is the path to victory. Real Madrid want to see their eternal captain recovered as soon as possible and send him all the courage of the world,” read the statement.
The Spaniard has been playing for Porto since leaving Real Madrid in 2015, and when it’s all said and done, he’ll go down as one of the greatest goalkeepers to ever lace them up.