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Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas suffers heart attack

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He is not in danger, according to FC Porto.

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Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas, now FC Porto’s goalkeeper, has suffered a heart attack, the Portuguese press published. Casillas is in hospital but his life is not in danger, according to reports from the press. Casillas will miss the remainder of the season.

Real Madrid published a statement to support the goalkeeper.
Real Madrid C. F. wishes to offer its full support to our beloved captain Iker Casillas.

Iker Casillas has shown us how to overcome the most incredible challenges throughout his professional career, adding significantly to our club’s successes. He’s shown us that giving up has no place in our way of life and demonstrated time and again that staying strong during the hardest of challenges is the only path to victory.

Real Madrid C. F. and all of madridismo look forward to seeing our legendary captain back in good health as soon as possible and we send him all the encouragement in the world.

The Spanish goalkeeper joined FC Porto back in 2015 and just signed a contract extension with the Portuguese club util 2021. He’s played 156 matches for Porto and has been the undisputed starter ever since he signed for the club.

Casillas should be able to play next season when he recovers. He suffered the heart attack during the last training session with Porto and luckily enough he was taken to hospital in time for the doctors to perform a catheterization and solve the issue, although it’s clear that he will need some time to rest and recover.

Managing Madrid’s staff wishes Iker Casillas a speedy recovery from this heart attack.