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Days after he suffered an acute myocardial heart attack during a training session, Iker Casillas has officially been discharged from hospital.
Following a series of positive tests, the 37-year-old left CUF Porto Hospital with wife Sara Carbonero by his side.
Casillas went on to tell reporters: "I want to give thanks for the thousands of samples of affection. We will have to wait a couple of weeks or a couple of months.
"I do not know what the future will be, but the most important thing was to be here and be able to talk quietly. Thanks for the wait, see you soon. I can tell it and you can see it."
Iker Casillas has been discharged from hospital today :raised_hands: pic.twitter.com/G62husbHLg- B/R Football (@brfootball) May 6, 2019
Great to Casillas leaving hospital this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/ptoUbYPAR0- Brendy Boyle (@BrendyBoyle) May 6, 2019
Nobody is sure whether the former Real Madrid goalkeeper will carry on playing.
But Spanish publication Marca report that sources in Porto are suggesting the Spanish legend might 'not return to action and that his playing days are finished.'
Casillas signed a contract extension with his current club back in March, which keeps him at the Estádio do Dragão until 2020.
Todo controlado por aquí, un susto grande pero con las fuerzas intactas. Muchísimas gracias a todos por los mensajes y el cariño :smiley::muscle: pic.twitter.com/i3TXsELUGD- Iker Casillas (@IkerCasillas) May 1, 2019
It's clear that the Primeira Liga side have no intention of rushing him back to the pitch and putting him at risk:
"The work session was promptly interrupted to provide assistance to the Porto goalkeeper, who is currently at the Hospital CUF Porto." Porto said in a statement on Wednesday.
"Casillas is well, stable and his heart problem [is] solved,"
Since the incident, footballers have flocked to social media to share their messages in support of the World Cup- and two-time European Championship-winning Spaniard.
"As a friend and as a rival in times gone by, I encourage you to be that white lion once again but this time on the sideline. It is your legacy that defines you, and this is already history." :heart: https://t.co/GmbEztauPR- SPORTbible (@sportbible) May 4, 2019
We wish Iker all the best in his recovery.
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