FC Porto’s star goalkeeper Iker Casillas in hospital after suffering heart attack

Legendary goalkeeper Iker Casillas, who has played for Portuguese club FC Porto for nearly four seasons, was rushed to hospital today after suffering a heart attack.

The former Spain and Real Madrid star reportedly felt unwell during practice and was rushed to the CUF Hospital in Porto.

FC Porto has said in a statement that Casillas is “well, stable and has recovered from his cardiac issue”.

Newspapers report that the Spanish goalkeeper is unlikely to play for the rest of the season, meaning he will miss the three crucial games that FC Porto has left in their race for the Portuguese title.

The sports world has reacted with shock to the news, with several athletes using social media to send their strength and prayers to the 37-year-old keeper including Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal.

Casillas is one of the most decorated footballers in the world, having won countless titles for Real Madrid and the Spanish national side. He won his first Portuguese Primeira Liga title last season for FC Porto.

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